Goblet drum

The Goblet drum (also Chalice drum, Darbuka, or Doumbek) is a goblet shaped hand drum, an Arabic percussion instrument. Prototypes of Goblet drums are known since the times of Neolithic. In Belarus, they are known due to the Tartars whom Vitaŭt brought to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th c.



A Neolithic clay Goblet drum, Apatowicy, Poland, reconstruction


A fragment of fresco Christ In Praetorium of St. Trinity Chapels, 15th c., Lublin, Poland, painted by Belarusian masters under auspices of Artist Andrej