DRUMS OF THE WORLD

Papuan Gulf drum New Guinea




Papuan Gulf drum with incised spiral design, decorated with ancestor faces. The open-mouth carving represents the concept of an instrument "speaking." According to Robert Welsch, “Drums were emblazoned with clan emblems and imagery that represent particular spirits who look after human endeavors.”
wood pigments
H: 78,5cm
Das offene Ende dieser Trommel wird in der Literatur uneinheitlich als „Haimaul“, „Fischmaul“ oder „Krokodilmaul“ bezeichnet.
Die Trommel stammt aus dem Kerewa oder Purari Delta Gebiet.
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