Burmese bronze Karen rain drum with intricate decoration on the top and around the body of the drum with four triple piggy-backed frogs on the Tympanum three elephants in relief on one side. These drums are also referred to as frog drums and have been used for hundreds of years in various tribal rituals in south East Asia, especially so among the Karen people of Thailand and Burma for a number of different ceremonial rituals. This particular drum, along with two others we recently acquired together are the best quality both in casting and in color that I have owned in over 30 years. The crisp decoration and variegated patina that these were made circa 1900 or earlier. This one is larger than the other two. They make great side or end tables. Measures: 24 inches diameter, 17 inches high.