Collection of Drago Muvrin's African objects of art

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Inv. num. 184

wood, leather, cane
h=23 cm

Purpose: musical instrument

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The oprente drum is made from hollowed wooden body skinned with antelope on the upper side with wooden pegs.  It can be played either by stick or by hand, and it makes a lovely warm sound.

It is present in various African celebrations, festivities and rituals.  It is a typical Ghana instrument, but is played in Nigeria and other West African states as well.-  This drum is considered the antecedent of the South-African percussion instrument conga.