Photographs © Hamill Gallery
Drums are among the most important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals, story-telling and communication of messages.
This magnificent drum has been vetted as authentic with signs of use and age.
The head on this drum is intact, but not really playable. It has probably been replaced many times.
GO TO YORUBA DRUMS PAGE
GO TO YORUBA 2007 EXHIBITION PAGE
GO TO AFRICAN DRUM EXHIBIT PAGE
GO TO AFRICAN DRUMS PAGE
GO TO YORUBA ART PAGE
GO TO AFRICAN ARTIFACTS PAGE