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A large message drum at Atanakea (Mangbetu village), 1935 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304N/109

Scope and Contents

Showing Powell standing beside a message drum. The caption below the photograph continues: 'This drum is carved out of one peice [sic] of wood; it has a long narrow opening at the top, and the inside is quite hollow. All the country round here is low lying swampy forest and the climate consequently hot and sticky. I usually wore a sarong (Kikoi) which proved a comfortable and cool dress for walking'.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1936


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Finding aid date

2003-06-26 10:39:29+00:00

Includes index.

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