Ceramic Water Drum

Unidentified Fon maker


collected 1966

Terracotta, skin, plant fiber, and paint

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Benin, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view


Purchased by Professor James W. Fernandez in Fon Market, Abomey, Benin (Dahomey) for Dartmouth College Museum, 1967.

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