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This hand drum, called a dhyangro, is used by Nepali shaman during curing ceremonies to drive away the evil spirits that are afflicting the sick person. Shamans, known as dhami-jhankris, hold the drum in one hand and strike the drum head with a beater. The dhyangro's drum head is adjustable and...

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Provenance

Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Nepalese, 20th century

Object Place

Nepal

Dimensions

Overall: 64 x 33.5 cm (25 3/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2645

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Musical instruments