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Goblet drum; dumbelek

Dümbelek, goblet-shaped drum. The shell constructed from staves of wood, veneered alternately with wood (probably walnut) and ivory, with a black and white striped band carved above the waist. Mother-of -pearl decoration beneath the rim consists of a circle of lozenge shaped inlays with a simple band beneath. The interior is lined with embossed green paper. The hide membrane was originally painted black, but has lightened with age.

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  • Materials:hide, ivory, mother of pearl, wood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.26 Goblet-shaped drums
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements: overall: 322 x 219 mm