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Drum

Description

Drum carved from a tree trunk with lizard skin membrane: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Gulf Province, Vailala, Elema 19th century

Museum reference

A.1899.35

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Drum

Production information

Unknown
Vailala, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

Date

19th century

Style / Culture

Melanesian

Materials

Wood, Skin, lizard

Physical description

Wood carved with masks; top covered with lizard skin

Associations

British New Guinea, New Guinea, Melanesia

Exhibitions

  • Performance and Lives (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 3 »
World Cultures »
Performance And Lives »
Rw.3A

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