University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2012-31-10
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: South Africa
Height: 6cm
Outside Diameter:51cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012


Round frame drum (Ncomane) with hide cover drum head, fixed to metal frame with 21 wood pegs (2 pegs are missing). Strings of hide are twisted and lashed in the back of the drum and form a net.


[Thesis] Johnston, Thomas F. 1973. The Music of the Shangana-Tsonga: A Study in Cultural Context of the Vocal and Instrumental Music of a People of Mozambique and the Northern Transvaal.View Objects cited in this Publication

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