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Drum

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Data Source
National Museum of African Art
Label Text
When played, the metallic vibrations of the drum's rattles combine with the drumbeats to produce a more percussive sound. The body and drumhead are similar to many African drums, but the narrow, ringed midsection and stool-like base are unusual.
Description
Goblet form wood drum with ringed stem on four legs and metal wing forms edged in rings attached with hide to the body.
Provenance
Dealer, Paris, -- ca. 1980
Brian Leyden, New York, ca. 1980 to 1997
Exhibition History
Recent Acquisitions 2000, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1999-January 24, 2000
Maker
Dan artist
Date
Mid-20th century
Credit Line
Gift of Brian and Diane Leyden in memory of Philip L. Ravenhill
Medium
Wood, skin, hide, iron, cloth
Dimensions
H x W x D: 76.4 x 30.5 x 27.5 cm (30 1/16 x 12 x 10 13/16 in.)
Type
Musical Instrument
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Object number
97-27-1
Geography
Liberia
Côte d'Ivoire