African tribal drum,
carved from wood, with a hide membrane - possibly goat -
secured to the top circumference with wooden pegs, some of which are missing.The
handle is carved from the same wood specimen in the form of a hand. Some
Kuba authorities associate the hand with royalty. Typical Kuba incribed
cross-hatching is exhibited around the top and mid section. There is extensive
wear on the membrane, which is still resonant, and on the base, which has
been partially destroyed.
Acquired in 1988.