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Small kettle drums like this one were used in pairs; attached to the saddle they were beaten by hand or with small drumsticks at the onset of the battle. Their semi-circular bronze corpus was covered with a leather drumhead.
"Kettle drum" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;4;en
MWNF Working Number: AT2 04