Nationality

Tibetan

Title of Work

Tibetan Hand Drum

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Medium

Wood, Green-painted leather, string

Identification #

92-024

Height

3.25"

Width

4.75"

Depth

4.5"

Collection/Provenance

Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room

Status

Box: Fritz Artifacts from E.A.R. Stored: S4A

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

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.

Condition

Fair

Condition Notes

Ripping and discoloration on leather and woven balls, strings attaching balls repaired

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