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Friction drum (hama)

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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 Tai'an, Shandong province, China


Length 5.9 cm, width 5.2 cm, height 3.1 cm (Length 2 5/16 in., width 2 1/16 in., height 1 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted earthenware, paper


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones