Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown maker from the United States
  • drum, 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, rawhide, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 x 27.5 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/8 x 10 13/16 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Alice McKinley
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6296

The shallow round drum has brown wood sides with rawhide stretched over one end and tied. The brown rawhide is painted with a red cross with triangular arms and ovals in the space between. It has black detail and irregular red shapes in the area around the cross.