Hand drum - ROM2006_8245_2


Hand drum

Maker: Probably Plains Cree or Ojibwa
Medium:Painted hide, brass beads
Geography: Saskatchewan or Manitoba, Canada
Date: c. 1885
7 × 33 cm
Object number: NS15700
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Rear
Not on view
DescriptionSingle-headed hand drum painted with three Thunderbirds. The larger central Thunderbird emanates 'zig-zag' lines from its wings. These are framed by a tripartite composition representing water, earth, and sky.
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