Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Oceania
Melanesia Figures Ancestor figuresMiscellaneous
Melanesia Music
PORTRAITS
Ancestor figures
Male
Further details
Drum belonging to the 'Ondoforo' (hereditary political and religious chief). Drum beat represents the voice of its associated ancestor. Decorative band in the middle depicts the Ondoforo's protective waist band.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Sentani (Lake Sentani, Papua New Guinea)
DATE
19th century - 20th century
LOCATION
Private collection (Acquired by Jacques Viot in 1929)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Anthony Meyer, Oceanic Art, Cologne 1995, ill. 48
Acknowledgements
Courtesy and with permission for use © Anthony JP Meyer, Olaf Wipperfürth and Ludwig Könemann. All rights reserved for other authors.
Contact
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