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17TH-18TH C. SOUTHEAST ASIAN CAST BRONZE RAIN DRUM

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17TH-18TH C. SOUTHEAST ASIAN CAST BRONZE RAIN DRUM
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Karen Frog Drum in relief cast bronze, from the modern regions of Hunnan, Viet Nam, Laos, Burma, Heger III Type, with bulging upper body set on a tapered and flared base, with four ribbed ribbon handles for hanging, three of four frogs remaining, the tympanum top decorated with a fourteen point star having butterflies between the points, surrounded by eleven geometric bands. Hung from a tree and beaten to call forth natural spirits of protection for important ceremonies and agricultural events, often as a harbinger of rain. 15 1/2" tall, 26" diam. Weathered, dents and losses to lower rim. Includes black painted wooden stand for use as an end table. 26 1/2" to table surface when on stand. Provenance: From the Estate of Rosemarie Wolfe, Cape Elizabeth ME and Palm Beach FL.
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17TH-18TH C. SOUTHEAST ASIAN CAST BRONZE RAIN DRUM

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Aug 29, 2020
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Starting Price $250
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1400: 17TH-18TH C. SOUTHEAST ASIAN CAST BRONZE RAIN DRUM

Sold for $425
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Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $250
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Aug 29, 2020 11:00 AM EDT
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Karen Frog Drum in relief cast bronze, from the modern regions of Hunnan, Viet Nam, Laos, Burma, Heger III Type, with bulging upper body set on a tapered and flared base, with four ribbed ribbon handles for hanging, three of four frogs remaining, the tympanum top decorated with a fourteen point star having butterflies between the points, surrounded by eleven geometric bands. Hung from a tree and beaten to call forth natural spirits of protection for important ceremonies and agricultural events, often as a harbinger of rain. 15 1/2" tall, 26" diam. Weathered, dents and losses to lower rim. Includes black painted wooden stand for use as an end table. 26 1/2" to table surface when on stand. Provenance: From the Estate of Rosemarie Wolfe, Cape Elizabeth ME and Palm Beach FL.

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