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Barrel drum (taogu)

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Inscription

In ink on shell: [two Chinese 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

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Length 29 cm, diameter 14 cm, thickness 6.8 cm (Length 11 7/16 in., diameter 5 1/2 in., thickness 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2120

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigskin

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Membranophones