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Object Number:2012-31-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: South Africa
Materials:Metal (uncertain)
Tin Can
Height: 11.1 cm
Outside Diameter:11.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012


Cylindrical double-headed drum (Xigubu). Body of drum is a metal can, fragments of old label visible through lashing. The hide drum heads are are attatched with hide lashing. Handle made of twisted hide. Top of one drum head is damage.


[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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