Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kotyit (Cochiti) maker
  • drum, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wood, rawhide, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 39 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 3/8 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6284

The cylindrical wooden drum has rawhide stretched at either end.The rawhide is colored black and strips of rawhide run from one end to the other in a deep zigzag. There is a wide brown band from the tips of the black scallops created by the drum heads. There is a thin blue line and white inside the scallops.