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Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums

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2893B
Lot:
13
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2893B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 06, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums, the small retains the original lizard skin head, the other from Seassi Island in the Huon Gulf with incised decoration, ht. to 29 3/4 in.

Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection.
Estimate $300-400


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Lillian Fortess, Huon Gulf, Incised, Kundu, Lizard, Melanesian music, Morobe Province

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