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    Posted 3 years ago

    brian5150
    (1 item)

    46 1/2 in tall
    9 1/2 in across head
    Hand carved, wood pegs holding head on, just got this and have no info at all. Seeking help.

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    1. brian5150, 3 years ago
      Seeking help on this drum, I have no knowledge of its origin.
    2. brian5150, 3 years ago
      Hello, I have a mystery here, this drum is very ornate. It has hand carvings of men drumming and a type of lizard. The head is wooden pegged to hold it tight. It is 42 and half inches tall. I am seeking help to discover where from.
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Possibly a Ceremonial Drum used in 'Worship' practices maybe..The Lizard could represent the trademark of 'God' worshipped or trademark of the people ..'Tribe' possibly......Ill be back later today...let Me look in a Drum book I have that goes back to origins of them...
      Welcome To CW!!!

      Thomas.
    4. brian5150, 3 years ago
      Thanks Thomas, I appreciate any info you may have.
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Welcome...Ill be with you soon..I got busy...Ill look this Evening...If I see simular pic in book, I'll post it for you!

      T.
    6. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Ok...A 'Gnome' Drum, Southern African Orgin..used by the 'Bantu' people often..used in religious rites and social occasions.
      The lizard often represented a 'Spirit' of a lost loved one let's say..Tho the drum head can be normal in size, the heighth can come above the waist while standing to play. Is yours African or a repro, I do not know..However..Handcarved wood...You just may have something very authentic here My Friend!
      https//:www.African- contempory-art.com/drums

      T.
    7. brian5150, 3 years ago
      Wow, I am amazed. Thank you. Any advice on how or where I can pursue more information about it. I live in central Virginia not sure what opportunity may be near me to actually have someone inspect it in person.
    8. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Brian5150, Are you in the Roanoke area?? You could try Norfolk or Virginia Beach..several music shops in that area.
      Or..A museum..say that displays African artifacts??

      Thomas.

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