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Ritual Drum
Place of Origin: Mongolia
Date: 1900-1950
Object Name: Ritual object
Materials: Wood, hide, cotton, silk and coral
Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in x W. 4 3/4 in, H. 9.2 cm x W. 12.1 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Ursula Wolcott Griswold Bingham
Department: Himalayan Art
Collection: Musical Instruments
Object Number: B87M15.1
On Display: No

Description

Label: The drum is used to punctuate chanting and to acccompany rituals. This wooden example imitates the shape of a skull drum, which is the instrument of Tantric Buddhism and is the attribute of ascetics, guardians, and other protective deities.
Label: The drum is used to punctuate chanting and to acccompany rituals. This wooden example imitates the shape of a skull drum, which is the instrument of Tantric Buddhism and is the attribute of ascetics, guardians, and other protective deities.