FMNH 276365.nosub{6}

  • 276365 wood drum
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    Description: reptile skin, wood, paint, sennit, feathers drum Membranophone
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Chicago Natural History Museum - Ethnology | Catalogue No. 276365 | ENT | Accession No. 2616 | Field Catalogue No. FC-75 | Negative No. 97437 97438 | PRL | Sub. Ind. No. 42-29 | General Provenience: Melanesia New Guinea: Papua | Where collected: | Where made: | Attribution: Torres Straits | Tribe: | People: | Culture: | Brief description: Drum | Detailed description: Carved wooden drum; hour-glass shape; reptile skin head; opposite end carved in the likeness of an animal mouth; cracked at this end; mouth area is incised and filled with white and some red paint; plaited sennit cord encircles the waist of the durm [sic] and extends up around "snout". Side flanges hold cassowary feather ornaments. (over) | See reverse | Dimensions (in cm.): | length: 91.5 | width: | height: | circumfrence: | diameter: | Fuller Collection: Purchased from Captain A.W.F. Fuller of London, England, in 1958 | Formerly in the London Missionary Society Collection. [BACK] Additional ornamentation occurs at tip of "snout" where there is a large cluster of cassowary feathers, some nut rattles, and a length of dirty red cotton cloth. Several tufts of red yarn are drawn and knotted through small holes in the mouth end of the drum. Additional incised area is at head-end. It is filled with white and red pigment. Much red pigment around depressed area where head fits. Red yarn tuft at this end also. An old ms label is affixed and reads: "A drum from the Iland /sic/ of New Guinea". Two additional lines are illegible. Inside of mouth is painted red. | 276365
  • 276365 wood drum
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: reptile skin, wood, paint, sennit, feathers Drum Membranophone
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    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: excerpt of conversations on Sonoband 13 between Roland Force and Captain A.W.F. Fuller, 1958
Catalog Number: 276365.nosub{6}
Description: drum
Materials: animal skin; reptile, wood, paint, vegetal fiber; sennit, feather, cloth, nutshell
Cultural Attribution: Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian
Accession Number: [2616] A. W. F. Fuller (Purchase)
Accession Year:
Other Numbers: FC 75, A97437, A97438, A97487
District/County: Torres Strait
Collector/Source: Captain Alfred W. F. Fuller, Captain Alfred W. F. Fuller
EMu IRN: 1185451
GUID: bd5196e8-25a9-482d-90a5-a434838a17c4

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