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Slit Drum

Artist/Maker: Nigeria, Igbo people

Date: mid 20th century
Medium: wood
Overall: 64 x 12 3/4 in. (162.6 x 32.4 cm)
Classification: Musical Instruments
Credit Line: Gift of Janice and Robert Laff
Object number: 2001.59.3
DescriptionThis drum was created from a hollowed-out tree trunk with two slits on one side to act as a resonating chamber when struck with a mallet. A figure of a human head is carved into the top.
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