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Frame Drum

Object Number:81-2-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: West Africa
Section:African
Materials:Clay
Parchment
Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert M. Bruckman, 1981

Description

Contemporary terracotta frame drum. The frame is of slightly micaceous red clay, and the rim is slightly concave in cross-section. The membrane is of parchment and is still quite tightly attached although there is a small rip near one edge; it is held on by twine, and by split twigs, the end of which protrude or one-inch intervals.

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