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Frame drum (mantougu) and stand

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In ink on bottom of frame: [one group of two Chinese characters] and [one group of eight Chinese characters]


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

Possibly Guangzhou, China


Height 8.3 cm, diameter 21 cm (Height 3 1/4 in., diameter 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, cowhide, iron, bamboo


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones