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1000750Ahmadou Tall's DrumAccording to General Archinard, the beat of this drum (aka tabala) was heard continously for two days during the battle of Ouossebougou.Ahmadou Tall's DrumAccording to General Archinard, the beat of this drum (aka tabala) was heard continously for two...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/pb090956_1.jpg?itok=TKeXcPrvLe Havre Museum of Natural History
1000750The drum was found in the citadel and offered to General Archinard by his Bamana allies after the fall of the fortress.The drum was found in the citadel and offered to General Archinard by his Bamana allies after the...Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/pb090955.jpg?itok=XMrmIE2-Le Havre Museum of Natural History
1000750General Archinard himself displayed this drum in the Museum in 1929.General Archinard himself displayed this drum in the Museum in 1929.Zoom http://www.museum-lehavre.fr/sites/default/files/styles/exposition_portrait/public/multimedia/pb090957.jpg?itok=u1dHDEQTLe Havre Museum of Natural History

Ahmadou Tall's drum

 

  • Origin : Ouossebougou, Mali

  • Ethnic group : Toucouleur

  • Date : 19th century, before 1890

  • Materials : wood, leather, metal rivets

  • Dimensions : diameter : 48 cm ; height : 91 cm
  • Inventory number : 2008.4.382
  • Donated by General Archinard, 1929

According to General Archinard, the beat of this drum (aka tabala) was heard continously for two days during the battle of Ouossebougou.

This battle took place between the 25th and 26th of April 1890. It was a battle between the General's troops and the Toucouleurs, who had taken up position in the fortified city of Ouossebougou after the fall of their capital, Ségou, twenty days earlier.

The drum was found in the citadel and offered to General Archinard by his Bamana allies after the fall of the fortress.

General Archinard himself displayed this drum in the Museum in 1929.

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