Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kotyit (Cochiti) peoples
  • drum, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wood, rawhide, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 24.5 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6292

The short round drum has rawhide stretched over either end with the edges painted black. A strip of rawhide zigzags over the sides, securing the heads. The rawhide scallops on the sides are painted black and the negative space between is painted white. There is a band of bright orange and bright blue triangles on the sides. There is a light brown loop handle.