About this object

A painted wooden drum / Rnga chung / damaru with two clappers attached. The surface decoration of skulls indicates that it was used in ritual exorcism ceremonies.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Music/sound; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Leather Skin; Textile Silk; Paint; Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1939 before
  • Measurements
    140 mm x 172 mm
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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