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Smithsonian Institution Collections


  • Drum
  • Drum
  • Drum
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (Santiago, Chile); acquired by MAI in 1930 via an exchange with the Museo National which was negotiated by Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member) during the MAI's Thea Heye-Lothrop Expedition to Chile in that year.
Date Created
circa 1920
Wood, horse rawhide, hide thong/babiche, horsehair, cordage, paint
Carved, stretched, laced, painted
18 x 47 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound