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Drum

Object Number:2012-31-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Hide
Fiber
Jute
Length: 45 cm
Outside Diameter:17.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Double-headed drum with wood body in shape of hourglass. Each hide drum head is attached to a thick ring beneath rim of drum frame. Lengths of twisted hide are used to attach drum heads together. One of the drum heads is damaged (3/4 of hide is no longer attached to frame. A piece of jute string is tied accross mouth of frame.

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