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Tombak

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Iran (Persia)
Culture:
Iranian
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 40.6 cm (16 in.), Diam. 25.4 cm (10 in.)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / goblet drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.304
Not on view
This large Iranian variant of the darabukka, carved from a block of wood, is the main percussion instrument of Persian classical music. It is often highly decorated.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 72, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 72, ill.



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