l. 33 cm (13 in); diam. 34 cm (13 3/8 in); diam. at ends 25 cm (9 13/16 in)
Rogers Fund, 1924
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
This barrel-shaped instrument is constructed of wooden staves and fitted with leather heads lashed together. Both the drumheads and the lashes are painted red. Drums of this kind, often played by women, hung from the musician's neck by a cord and were struck on both heads with the bands.
Purchased by the Museum from Sayed Melattam, Luxor, 1924,