Yoruba Drum [Object of the Day #112]

November 20, 2012



This drum, from Nigeria, is characteristic of the Yoruba people. The object is made from wood and displays intricate carvings of fish legged people. The stylized carving represents the king-god and his arm-supporters. The drum is large in size and is missing it’s hide drumhead.

Penn Museum Object #29-93-39

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