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Drum

Object Number:2012-31-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Metal
Tin Can
Hide
Fiber
Height: 8.3 cm
Outside Diameter:16.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Double-headed drum (Xigubu). Body of drum is a metal can, body of can is white, rim of can is rusted. The hide drum heads are are attatched with hide lashing. Handle made of twisted hide. Collectors label "1-3 Johnston" attached beneath handle. Top of one drum head is damage. Drum surfaces are similar to oval instead of circle, and they are worn out and broken on the rims.

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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