University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2012-31-11
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Hide
Height: 6cm
Outside Diameter:44.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Round frame drum (Ncomane). Drum head made of hide and attached to wood frame with 27 pegs (some are missing). Two hide strings twisted in the back of the drum. Surface of hide is torn at proper left side and top of rim, circular hole in center.


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.View Objects cited in this Publication

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