University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-450B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Iroquois
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Iron
Pigment
Skin
Fiber
Outside Diameter:22 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Sections of wood fitted tightly together bound by an iron hoop, with a circular bottom piece. Red paint or caulk once covered parts of the bottom. The drum head is made of skin, stretched taut and bound to the drum by a second hoop of wood covered by red cloth and white yarn.


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