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Goblet drum

This instrument was collected by Reverend R. P. Ashe in 1893, and was part of the collection of Archdeacon Walker, from the Church Missionary Society (1893-1910). It is a small, single-headed drum with a wooden shell and an animal skin membrane attached with wooden pegs. There is a strap of twine attached to a small protruded eyelet.

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  • Decorative elements:Geometric carvings of triangles and horizontal lines around the cup.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.26 Goblet-shaped drums
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 258mm; Diameter: 150-160mm