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Double-conical drum (kendhang ciblon)

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Medium size double headed barrel drum with crisscrossed leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide, traditionally used for this purpose.


1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of 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


Object Place

Surakarta, Indonesia

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones