Sudanese Copper Drum Taken by Lord Kitchener

Sudan, Africa


The semi-spherical beaten copper drum has a hide membrane held in place with wooden pegs. The inscription to the side reads: Malik al Said Muhammad Ahmad al-sheikh Idris 1302 (this date equates to 1884/85)

The drum was captured in a punitive raid mounted by Lord Kitchener to avenge the murder and defeat of Gordon of Khartoum by the Mahdi in January 1885

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