Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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capoeira drum
  • Brazil
  • capoeira drum, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Bahia, Brazil
  • wood, metal, animal skin
  • Object Height/Diameter: 65 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 25 9/16 x 11 7/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6862

The tall drum is made from slats of wood held together with six metal rings. The bottom half of the drum tapers to a small ciricle. The light colored animal skin head is nailed in place. It has brown slats.