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Tombak

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Iran (Persia)
Culture:
Iranian
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
Height: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Diameter: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
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. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 72, ill.

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

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