Slit Drum


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Zaire

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 60-9-1A
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Provenience Zaire
Culture Area Central Africa
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood

Slit wooden drum. Flat, rectangular base, slightly convex sides sloping in to the slit top; ends concave and expanding to top. Plaited fibre carrying strap from base to pierced lug on one end. Two drum -(b,c) sticks; wood with rather large bitumen head.

Length 83 cm
Width 30 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dorothy R. Gilbert, 1960

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