About this object

A small drum or damaru the drums made of ivorine (synthetic ivory) stained yellow, stretched over these are leather skins dyed green. The collar is made from a brass coloured metal with filigree work. Set into the collar are turquoise and red glass stones. From the collar hangs a double-sided streamer with silk tassels of fushia pink, purple, gold and green. One side of the streamer shows applique lotus flowers on a red background. The other shows, embroidered in satin stitch are cherry blossoms and a butterfly on a pale green ground.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century Late
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Bead; Glass; Brass; Pigment; Turquoise; Celluloid
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1962 before
  • Measurements
    61 mm x 77 mm x 92 mm; 2 3/8 in x 3 1/16 in x 3 5/8 in
Object view = Humanities
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