Comprising a hand-carved wood and hide drum decorated with Chinese text, with a drum stick attached the larger bronze cymbal pair smaller bronze cymbal pair hand-carved wooden percussion instrument with handle and a separate hand carved wooden drum stick that runs through the center when stored and can be removed and used to when playing that instrument.
All articles except the carved wood percussion instrument with red David Howard Tribal Art catalogue numbers and stickers.
Approximate dimensions: Hide drum 11 inches diameter, larger cymbals 5 7/8 diameter each, smaller cymbals 3 1/2 inches diameter each, carved wood percussion instrument 9 1/4 inches high..
Parallels: Similar, but lesser and later, examples are illustrated in The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, p. 211 illustration 584. Also in The Peoples of the Golden Triangle, page 275.
Condition: General wear from use.
Up for Auction on September 25, 2020
Estimate: $900 - 1,200