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Slit drum

P?t? (pate), hardwood slit drum of oval section with rectangular mouth, and sloping, recessed ends. The slit drum has a label on it which reads, 'wooden gong, used for summoning meetings, Rarotonga'. It is struck with a wooden beater, ike.

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  • Materials:hardwood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.243 Slit drums
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 18.8976 x 3.3858 x 3.937 in.; 480 x 86 x 100 mm