Brian Stephenson Fine Art

Indonesian Tribal Art

Alor Rain Drum or Moko

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Alor bronze rain drum or Moko (frog drum) with beading and cast designs

Details


Item-Number:841210
Item-Description:Alor bronze rain drum or Moko (frog drum) with beading and cast designs
Medium:Bronze
Origin:Lesser Sunda Islands - Alor
Dimensions:Height 51 cm
Age:Probably 1500 - 1800 AD
Provenance:Collected Bali 1984
Condition:-
Notes:These rain or frog drums (moko) were used as money or dowry payment throughout Alor Island up to c. 1900. A sililar drum can be seen in the Tropical museum Amsterdam.


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