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Drum

Object Number:2012-31-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Hide
Fiber
Height: 34 cm
Outside Diameter:32.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Conical double-sided drum 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. Some parts of the hide surface peeled off, leaving white patches.

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