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Hourglass drum (udäkki)

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In pencil inside one end of body: [deliberate, but incipherable mark; see copy in object file.


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

Sri Lanka


Height 16.5 cm, diameter 17 cm (Height 6 1/2 in., diameter 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Jak wood, animal skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones