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Jar Drum (Tai-pai-hau-nai) used When Girls Grind Corn

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Clay, slip
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 15 x 17 x 17 in. (38.1 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large drum jar with raptor wings motif around the edge. Goat skin would have been stretched across the top and it beaten with a drum hoop, a sapling curved and tied to form a hoop. Collector, Stewart Culin, noted that this drum was used when girls ground corn.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo). Jar Drum (Tai-pai-hau-nai) used When Girls Grind Corn, 19th century. Clay, slip, 15 x 17 x 17 in. (38.1 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1904, Museum Collection Fund, 04.297.5279. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 04.297.5279_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 04.297.5279_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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