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This is a fine example of the large antique drums found in provincial Buddhist temples (gompas) in the Nepal / Tibet border area.  These are very large and were typically supported by a stand or a rope coming from the ceiling and attached to the iron ring at the top of the wood drum.  The handle has evolved a gorgeous patina with years of use and is carved in foliate and curvilinear patterns, terminating with a dorje (Sanskrit = vajra) at the end of the handle.  The curved drum stick is included.  The drum has a fine sonorous bass tone.


ITEM NAME:   Large Buddhist Monastic Drum
PRICE:   Email 
STATUS:   Sold
PEOPLE/REGION:   Tibet / Northern Nepal border zone


Wood, hide drum heads


Early 20th C.


50 inches tall
drum head is 19 inches in diameter

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