Baz

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Description

Small Egyptian drum. The conic shell is made of bronze and the skin membrane is tied by metal screws that are part of the shell. On the lower end of the instrument, there is a small square appendix also made of bronze. The sounds produced by the instrument are of undetermined pitch. Normally, the instrument is played striking the membranes with wooden sticks. The Museum’s specimen does not have sticks.

To learn more

Small Egyptian drum, made of bronze, that Muslim religious groups play with wooden sticks.
Text written by Professor Pedro Sá, percussion professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

General data (classification and additional names)

211.11 (Separate) vessel drums

Specimen’s data (this item specifically)

mvim_dc_me_0079

Não determinada

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D=16cm H=13cm

Later inscription: label on the shell barely illegible, where it’s possible to read "BAZ"

Donated by João Baptista da Motta and Rodolfo Bernadelli

MIDC/EM/UFRJ 211.1 I1 Prat. 3

Bibliography

ALMEIDA, 1994.
BETHENCOURT; BORDAS; CANO; CARVAJAL; SOUZA; DIAS; LUENGO; PALACIUS; PIQUER, ROCHA, RODRIGUEZ; RUBIALES; RUIZ, 2012.
BRAGA, 1973.
BRANDÂO, 2013.
CARVALHO, 1905.
MIGUEZ, 1890-1895.
ROLLA, 1974.
PEDRO SÁ, 2014.
SOARES, 1990.

Notes

Probably the label that is now illegible refers to the instruments identification name and number on the1905 catalogue. The 1890-1895 inventory book mistakenly indicates tabla and monsaber as additional names for the instrument.