Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Atumpan

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Ghana
Culture:
Ashanti (Asante)
Medium:
Wood, fiber, hide
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/16 × Head diam. 9 3/4 in. (56 × 24.8 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / goblet drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1410
Not on view
The Atumpan is a talking drum sounded with two L-shaped sticks and played in pairs or with other instruments to accompany the adowa dance ensemble.
[ W. D. Webster ] ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Related Objects

Drum

Date: early 20th century Medium: Wood, polychrome, skin, trade beads, plastic Accession: 1977.454.17 On view in:Not on view

Breasted Drum

Date: 19th century Medium: Wood, hide egg Accession: 89.4.1409 On view in:Not on view

Drum

Date: late 19th century Medium: Wood, hide Accession: 2004.22 On view in:Not on view

Breasted Drum

Date: ca. 1940 Medium: Wood, skin, paint Accession: 1982.387 On view in:Not on view

Drum

Artist: Ashanti (Asante) (Africa) Date: 19th century Medium: Wood, hide Accession: 89.4.1271 On view in:Not on view