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Drum

Drum

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Human bone, glass, cotton.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by O. Marriage, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    IM.13-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Skull drum made of two halves of human crania, roughly carved with human skulls, their eyes set with imitation (glass) turquoise. The drum skins are parchement, cord striking strings with wax pellets, brown cotton holding band.

Place of Origin

Tibet (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Human bone, glass, cotton.

Dimensions

Length: 15 cm, Height: 15 cm, Height: 15, Width: 19 cm, Depth: 13 cm

Descriptive line

Drum made from two halves of a human skull, Tibet, 19th century.

Materials

Bone

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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