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Alor bronze rain drum or moko (frog drum) with beading and cast designs
Lesser Sunda Islands - Alor
Height 51 cm
Probably 1500 - 1800 AD
Collected Bali 1984
These rain or frog drums (moko) were used as money or dowry payment throughout Alor Island up to c. 1900. A sililar drum can be seen in the Tropical museum Amsterdam.