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Darabukka

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Algeria
Culture:
possibly Algerian
Medium:
Brass, membrane
Dimensions:
Height: 15 1/16 in. (38.2 cm) Diameter (At greatest point): 9 7/16 in. (24 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / goblet drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2801
Not on view
Darabukka with ornately engraved brass body. Such drums are held either under the arm or on the player's thigh. Elaborate finger and palm techniques produce a variety of tonal effects.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 67.



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