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Dadabuan

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Mindanao, Philippines
Culture:
Philippine (Mindanao)
Medium:
Wood, mother-of-pearl, skin
Dimensions:
Height: 32 3/8 in. (82.2 cm)
Diameter (Maximum): 24 7/16 in. (62 cm)
Diameter (Drum head): 21 3/4 in. (55.3 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / goblet drum
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684
The Islamic influences in this drum from the Southern Philippine Islands contributed to its name, goblet shape, mother-of-pearl inlay, and leaf decoration. The drum is blackened by rubbing oil and root into the carved palm wood. It is played with two rattan sticks.
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Bradley Strauchen-Scherer. Musical Instruments: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First Printing. @2015 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 2015, p. 147, ill.

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