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Double-conical drum (kendhang batangan)

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Medium sized red double headed barrel drum with crisscross leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide traditionally used for this purpose. Red painted drum stand comprised of a pair of carved wood "Xs" connected by a...

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1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

before 1867

Object Place

Central Java, Indonesia

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Medium or Technique

Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones