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19th Century Native American Double Headed Drum


Large double-headed drum. Region: Southwest – Arizona, N.M. (?). Circa: 19th century. Material: Naturally hollowed tree trunk, hide drum covers (front and back) and mineral pigments(hematite?). Dimension: L. 27” x W. 14 ½” x H. 21”. Collection History: Acquired at auction in Southwest, early 1990s. Condition: Good, warping to hide, some separation, period repairs, no contemporary restoration. Comments: Imagery suggests a hunter-shaman on one side and a deer (presumed quest) on the other.


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  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Good, warping to hide, some separation, period repairs, no contemporary restoration..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions

    H 21 in. x W 27 in. x D 14.5 in.

    H 53.34 cm x W 68.58 cm x D 36.83 cm

  • Seller location
    Cortlandt Manor, NY
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