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Drum

Native NamePazi
Object Number:2017-22-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Karen
Provenience: Southeast Asia
Date Made: 19th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Frog
Elephant
Snail
Birds
Height: 51 cm
Outside Diameter:64.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of James E. Bogle, Jr., FA52, 2017
Other Number:2507/1 - Collector Number

Description

Rain drum with waisted base. The top is finely cast in relief with concentric geometric designs and birds. There are two pairs of looped handles on either side. Four sets of stylized frogs, 3 in each set, are applied on the rim. A parade of elephants on top of a tree design appears on the side with two snails at the top and one below. The tympanum has a twelve pointed star in the center. Most of the drums of this type were produced in Burma but travelled all over southeast Asia via trade and as gifts.

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