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Collector:
Cmdr. L. C. Frost  Search this
Donor Name:
Andrew Hamilton  Search this
Diameter - Head:
20 cm
Height:
58 cm
Maximum Width:
ca. 32 cm
Culture:
Haitian  Search this
Object Type:
Drum
Place:
Haiti, Caribbean
Accession Date:
17 Jan 2013
Collection Date:
1928 to 1934
Notes:
Drum for Vodou ceremonies. Of the three-part Rada battery (catalog numbers E433013- 433015) this is the medium-sized drum, the "segon". Body is carved from one piece of hollowed out wood, wider at the top and very narrow at the bottom. Painted white with red and green bands near the bottom. Skin stretched over the top, with 5 holes for the pegs. 5 wooden pegs painted red at the wider end. Not fully “headed”, i.e. missing the typical braided sisal rope used to affix and tighten the drum head. This rope is typically wound around the head of the drum and interlaced with the wooden pegs that also secures the drumhead (see “Life in a Haitian Valley”, 1934 Melville and Frances Herskovits. This film contains sequences of the “heading” of rada drums. Human Studies Film Archives, HSFA 77.1.2)
Record Last Modified:
21 Nov 2016
Specimen Count:
6
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2060429
USNM Number:
E433014-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dc7e34cc-e592-40a0-8b6b-22371c857060
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_10805819