- Museum number
Gamelan instrument, kendhang, hand drum made of wood, hide. Lacquered black, with gilt decoration. Carved, lacquered and gilded.
- Production date
- Late 1700s - early 1800s (Before 1816)
Diameter: 38.50 centimetres
Weight: 846 grammes
Width: 70.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Register says: See Raffles@ Java' Pl.fig.14
From acquisition notes "kendung".
Has a double function. With stand it can be used in theatre or other fixed performances. A strap can be inserted through the metal ring makes so that the kendang can be used in processions.
According to Jeune Scott-Kemball in a 1976 letter, the scaling of the gamelan instruments was determined by Jaap Kunst in 1938. All the instruments except one were slendro. The exception is pelog. The ordering of the keys in the scale was determined by a Javanese musician.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, National Museum of Singapore, 'Raffles Reviewed: Sir Stamford Raffles'
2016-2017 8 Sep-29 Jan, BM, G91, Shadow Puppet Theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand
- Acquisition date
- Registration number