Showing results

Hide images


Drum; consisting of large wooden cylinder with tapering ends. Carved outer decoration including circles, a key, salamanders, turtles and other symbols. Remainder of blue paint on sides. Band of hollowed circles towards top edge for insertion of wooden pegs for attaching animal skin membrane. Pegs and membrane not present.

  • Maker:
  • Collection:
    British Museum
  • Inventory number:
  • Place of production:
  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:
  • Repository:British Museum