Oceanic Art, ‘Ni-Vanuatu Rare Chief Tofor Slit Gong Drum #3’, Early 20th Century, Bill Lowe Gallery

A classic “Goggle-Eyed” Ancestor head drum from North Ambrym. Slit gong drums are made from the hollowed-out tree trunks and played using a piece of wood small enough to fit inside the slit. Drums from Vanuatu are played upright.

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