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Drum

Period:
Late Period
Date:
664–332 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Wood, hide, paint
Dimensions:
l. 33 cm (13 in); diam. 34 cm (13 3/8 in); diam. at ends 25 cm (9 13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.2.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This barrel-shaped instrument is constructed of wooden staves and fitted with leather heads lashed together. Both the drumheads and the lashes are painted red. Drums of this kind, often played by women, hung from the musician's neck by a cord and were struck on both heads with the bands.
Purchased by the Museum from Sayed Melattam, Luxor, 1924,

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