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This is a typical Sudanese kettledrum with an hemispherical shell made of copper alloy and a tanned, shaved skin head (possibly cowskin), attached with solid copper pegs around the rim and hide lacing on the bottom. It has four solid copper suspension rings around rim (one broken) and two hide lacing handles.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.11 (Separate) vessel drums
  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Height: 350mm; Diameter: 520mm