War Drum


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Chu-ko Ku
Object Number C17A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made Han Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Bronze
Technique Incised
Iconography Star

War drum (Chu-ko-ku). Bronze with dark brown and green patina. Low circular shape with bulging shoulder and flat top. The incised decoration is centered by a 12 pointed star followed by intricate border devises in circular form. 4 suspension handles on shoulder.

These drums of the Shan tribes, along the Burmese frontier derived their name, Chu-ko drums, after the Chinese general Chu-ko Liang (Zhuge Liang 181-234 CE) , who invaded that country during the Minor Han dynasty (221-265 CE).

Credit Line Purchased from T. M. Huang, 1913
Other Number Getz 103 - Other Number

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