A release from my personal collections.
A very fine and early bronze Ottoman drum.
This fine example measures 19cms across and 12cms tall and retains an early drum skin and leather surrounds.
Known as a Nakare, this style of drum was used in Ottoman military bands, typically seen in pairs.
There are historical references to drums, possibly of the same design as the Nakare, used to frighten ducks and other birds, causing them to take flight from reeded areas for the sport of Falconry.
A very rare piece of Ottoman military history in very fine condition.