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male figure holding a drum
  • Ghana
  • male figure holding a drum, 1997
  • Where object was made: Ghana
  • cloth, nylon, wire, wood, leather, string, dyeing, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 32 x 18 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 7 1/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.017

Standing male figure holding a drum in his proper right arm. The figure’s body is covered in strips of black nylon cloth. He is wearing a long tunic, wide pants, and a turban made from striped cloth in gold, green, black and white. On the front of the tunic there is a large pocket below the neck opening. Under his right arm is a drum carved from wood with a leather cover attached with white string. Attached to the figure’s feet is a U-shaped wire that functions as a stand.