Drum, 19th century

  • Baule, African

Wood, hide, and string

  • Overall: 51 1/4 × 9 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches (130.2 × 24.1 × 21.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund

1983.26

On View

  • African N101

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Baulé
  • Men
  • Wood
  • String (fiber product)
  • Hide
  • Figures (representations)
  • Knife (cutting tool)
  • Drum (membranophone)
  • Relief
  • Circle (plane figure)
  • Cylindrical
  • Crescent (shape)
  • Comb
  • Zaire
  • Bird
  • Ram
  • Lizard
  • Serpents

ca. 1958, collection of the Franklin Family

(Valerie Franklin)

1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Perspectives: Angles on African Art. Center for African Art. New York, 1987. African Masterworks In The Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, cat. no. 18. Quarcoopome, Nii. “Akan Wood Sculpture,” Bulletin of the DIA 91, no. 1-4 (2017): p. 95 (fig. 5.17a-c).

Baule, African, Drum, 19th century, wood, hide, and string. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund, 1983.26.