Title of Work
Wood, Green-painted leather, string
Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room
Stored: S8A, Box: Fritz Artifacts from E.A.R.
UND Art Collections Repository
Green leather drum surface with tan and red leather handle and small round green/red/tan balls, used to play drum (?), attached by string to the sides. Drum body formed by bowl-shaped dark hardwood. Comes with text panel that says:
TIBETAN HAND DRUM
TWO HEMISPHERICAL HARDWOOD BOWLS JOINED AT THEIR BOTTOMS AND COVERED WITH GREEN-LEATHER SKINS. SIMILAR TO TANTRIC BUDDHIST RITUAL DRUMS MADE FROM SKULL CAPS.
Ripping and discoloration on leather and woven balls, strings attaching balls repaired
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