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Frame drum (wewetowah)

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Shallow shell constructed of thin wood with lapped seam tied together with leather laces. Thick skin head tied to shell with leather laces strung through holes near lower edge of side. Faded dark red ring (diameter 95 mm) painted at center of head.


In ink on side: 203787 / E. GRANIER


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

Ute or Shoshone people, before 1899

Object Place

Wyoming, United States


Height 8 cm, diameter 26.4 cm (Height 3 1/8 in., diameter 10 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, animal skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones