Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ndebele peoples
  • drum, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • wood, cow hide, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 58 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 22 13/16 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3224

The round drum tapers as it nears the bottom. It has a peg-like base. The stretched cow hide head is held in place with wooden pegs. The hide on the sides still has fur present.