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Barrel drum (bofu) and stand

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Inscription

In gold on shell: [two groups of seven Chineses characters];

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

1870

Object Place

Hangzhou, China

Dimensions

Length 23.2 cm, diameter 16 cm (Length 9 1/8 in., diameter 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2142a-b

Medium or Technique

Lacquered wood, calf skin

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Membranophones