Category: Membranophone

Organological name: drum

Origin: Gabon

Place of acquisition: Gabon

Ethnic group: Tsogho

Vernacular name: ngomo

Description: Two leather membranes stretched by a W-shaped lace system, on a cylindrical-conical wooden body.

H: 83,5cm / Ø: 9,5 et 19cm

Function and usage: Probably used to accompany dances and ceremonies.

Collector and LRMM entry condition: Collected by Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre during a mission in Gabon in 1986 and donated to the LRMM in 1989.

Possessor number: MTL.9

Inventory number: D-89.1.9

Photo:L.Bouvrette

 

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