FMNH 259783.B

  • 209112: wood, brass, hide drum
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    Description: wood, brass, hide drum Membranophone
  • 259783: wood, hide, brass, metal
    Photographer: Diane Alexander White : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: wood, hide, brass, metal, thread, cotton talking drum
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Field Museum of Natural History - Ethnology | 22-35 | Provenience: Africa, Nigeria (village between Lagos and Ibadan). | People or Culture: Yoruba | Object: Talking Drum (dundun) | Material: wood, goat skin, animal hide, brass, metal, thread, cotton cloth, cotton cord. | Description: A: Double-headed hourglass pressure (also called 'squeeze') Drum with leather carrying strap decorated with needlepoint. Drum has multiple goat-skin cords attached vertically from a dark brown leather band at each drum head. Covering half the circumfrence of the drum at top and bottom are 2 brown leather 's' straps with orange & maroon abstract designs in needlepoint. One strap has 7 brass bells, the other 6 bells. The carrying (over) | Dimensions: (in cm.) (A) H=50.4; Diam.= 23.4. (B) L=33.7; Diam. of grip= 3.2 | Collection: Gift of Mr. Jerry Gordon 12/4/84. Collected by Mr. Gordon 1969. [LEFT MARGIN] A | ENT | 259783 A-B | Field No. | Neg. No. | Acc. 3612 [BACK] 259783/A-B. | strap has same designs. (Note: One drum head was replaced in U.S.A.) B: Playing stick of curved wood has multicolored cotton cloth tied on with cotton cord around the handle. Playing head was originally wrapped with goat skin. Head is broken.
Catalog Number: 259783.B
Description: drumstick
Materials: wood, hide, metal; brass, metal, thread, cotton, animal skin; goat
Cultural Attribution: Yoruba
Accession Number: [3612] Jerry Gordon (Gift)
Accession Year: 1984
Collector/Source: Jerry Gordon, Jerry Gordon
EMu IRN: 1395967
GUID: 9ea2ed4b-258b-45a1-964b-1d08ffacccda

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