Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Country Unknown
  • drum, late 1800s–2007
  • hide, metal, wood, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16.5 x 60 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5420

The short drum is made from a silver colored metal ring. Each head is made from animal hide stretched over a wooden ring. The heads are secured to each other with a length of twisted plant fiber cord strung irregularly between them. The cord loop may be a handle.