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Frame drum and mallet (ka'nohko'wah, after 19th-century Seneca people type)

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Shell of machine-cut wood with closed bottom. Carved plug of wood (diameter 11 mm) in side for introducing water. Suede leather head held onto shell with hoop of suede wrapped with red cloth. Mallet of walnut (?) with small spherical head and widened handle shaped for finger grip. Drum and...

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Inscription

In ink on bottom (barely legible): [ANDREW JOHN / CAT. ... / ACC: ...427(?)]

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

1903

Object Place

Washington, DC, United States

Dimensions

Height 9.9 cm, diameter 17.2 cm (Height 3 7/8 in., diameter 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2250a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood, leather

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Membranophones