Garamut or slit drum from the Western Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, estimate Aus$800 at Abacus.

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The cricket memorabilia collection of Australian fast bowler Alan Davidson will include his baggy green cap estimated at Aus$8000 and bat guided at Aus$400.

The sale also offers a collection of tribal artefacts from Papua New Guinea assembled by Queenslander Ottmar Meier, who lived and worked in the Territory of Papua New Guinea from 1948-80.

It will include this garamut or slit drum from the Western Sepik region, which was acquired in the 1950s and has an estimate of Aus$800.

It is carved from a single piece of wood with incised decoration and a pig’s head to either end and comes with the accompanying carved timber pedestal and beating stick.

Garamuts were used for inter-village and more distant communications, meetings, to issue warnings and for male initiations, and were kept in the men’s ritual house.