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Drum

Object Number:2012-31-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Hide
Fiber
Pigment (uncertain)
Height: 15.3 cm
Outside Diameter:25 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Double-headed drum (Xigubu) with hide covering both sides. Hides ares atached together with hide lashing. Drum head on one side is damaged near rim. Handle made of twited hide rope. Drum fram painted black and green.

Bibliography:

[Thesis] Johnston, Thomas F. 1973. The Music of the Shangana-Tsonga: A Study in Cultural Context of the Vocal and Instrumental Music of a People of Mozambique and the Northern Transvaal.. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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