UH80017 Burmese Karen Frog Drum, tribute drum in bronze, often called “rain drums” referring to their function of being sounded to call for rain, ornamented with three stacked frogs placed at four equidistant points near the edge of the tympanum, center decorated with a 12 pointed relief star, surrounded by 16 bands with stamp impression designs, side double strap handles used to suspend the drum when struck. The side having 16 stamped impressed bands with two vertical “seams”, one side with the additional decorated raised image of sheafs of rice resembling a foliate tree with tendril curls, an elephant on top followed by two snails. Variegated greenish bronze patina. Various signs of wear: minor staining in spots, overall fine condition. 19-1/2" High x 24-1/2" in diameter. Late 19th Century.
Ex Collection: Dr. Verne Chaney, New York