University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2012-31-12
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Uganda
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Hide
Fiber
Height: 35cm
Outside Diameter:32cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Conical double-sided drum (Ngoma) with a smaller bottom. Body of drum made of wood. Both sides are covered by hide (white with brown spots). drum heads are attached with multiple lengths of twisted hide lashing. Hide is worn around rims of drum.


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