- Museum number
Pottery drum, with sheep skin membrane.
- Production date
- 1900-1927 (circa)
Height: 20 centimetres
Width: 16.30 centimetres
Depth: 16.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Eth.Doc.1972. Part of a collection, with accompanying field notes, made by Winifred S. Blackman among the fellahin of Upper Egypt during the early 1920s. The work was subsequently published by her in "The Fellahin of Upper Egypt", London, Harrap, 1927.
Blackman notes: 'Used by girls when they are being taught to play such an instrument. Women and girls beat such drums at wedding festivities, etc.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Winifred Blackman received at least six grants from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum to make collections in Egypt between 1927-1933. She also took photographs and made copious field notes. The British Museum received objects from her first season (Feb-Nov 1927) and her second season (Feb - Sept 1928) as a gift from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1981.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 138530 (Wellcome Collection number)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 94 (Blackman catalogue number)