A bedon is a membranophone usually built with 2 membranes. It seems to appear during the 14th century in France as examples are found in Jehan Froissart's poetry.

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Deux ménestriers jouant du bedon, 15e s., sculpture sur bois, miséricorde, stalles hautes sud, SH09, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Two figures playing the //bedon//, 15th century, wood sculpture, misericord, upper choir stalls, south side, SH09, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France