About this object

A drum / Rnga chung / damaru made from two bowls of copper. Leather skins are stretched over the surface to create the drum and these are tied into place with a series of gut strings. The whole surface of the drum is covered with a brown wax.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Leather Skin; Gut; Copper Alloy; Wax
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of H. G. Beasley
  • Collector
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1939 before
  • Measurements
    183 mm x 130 mm x 138 mm; 7 3/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 7/16 in
  • Related people
    Harry Geoffrey Beasley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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