Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small drum with a bear head
  • North or Central America
  • small drum with a bear head, late 1800s–1980
  • wood, rawhide, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 x 13 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6291

The small cylindrical drum has rawhide stretched over each end, held in place with a zigzagging strip of rawhide. A bear head is carved from one side, so it is in high relief. The wood color ranges from light natural to brown.