Large Drum with Incised Step Fret Patterns



Large Drum with Incised Step Fret Patterns


1250 - 1500 AD


Tuza Period
South America, Northern Andes, Colombia


8 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. (21.6 x 15.5 cm)

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Gift of William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau


Shamans, Gods and Mythic Beasts: Colombian Gold and Ceramics in Antiquitiy, Michael C. Carlos Museum, October 31, 1998 - January 10, 1999|
Shamans, Gods and Mythic Beasts: Colombian Gold and Ceramics in Antiquity (travelling show), Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, San Diego, CA, January 29 - April 11, 1999; Orlando Museum of Art, April 30 - July 11, 1999; The Frick Art and Historical Society, Pittsburgh, PA, July 29 - October 10, 1999; Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, CA, October 29, 1999 - January 9, 2000|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, September 2002 - June 2012|
'For I am the Black Jaguar': Shamanic Visionary Experience in Ancient American Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Sept. 5, 2012 - January 5, 2013|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, February 9, 2013 - Present
Armand J. Labbe, Shamans, Gods, and Mythic Beasts: Colombian Gold and Ceramics in Antiquity (New York: American Federation of Arts, 1998), 116, figure 94.|
Rebecca Stone-Miller, Seeing With New Eyes: Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of the Ancient Americas (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2002), 187, figure 435.


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