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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English, German.

Name of Object:

Kettle drum

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Date of Object:

Undated

Museum Inventory Number:

AM_PA_493

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Bronze, leather

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey?

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Ottomans


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