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Ceremonial Drum

Object Number:38-23-102
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Huichol
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Nayarit
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1934-1935
Early Date: 1934
Late Date: 1935
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Tree Trunk
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Rawhide
Length: 73 cm
Width: 25 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert M. Zingg, 1938

Description

Upright. Of hollowed tree trunk. Notched to provide 3 supports. Skin head fastened on with pegs and rawhide. Small square hole in wooden side. Beaten by shaman's hands [at fiestas]. Used in the picturesque ceremony based on eating the narcotic cactus "Peyote". The drum was commanded to be used in the ceremonial worship of Sun-father and Grand-father fire.

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