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Pair of kettledrums (naqqara)

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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

Probably North Africa


Object A: Height 9 cm, diameter 12.6 cm (Height 3 9/16 in., diameter 4 15/16 in.) Object B: Height 7.3 cm, diameter 11.6 cm (Height 2 7/8 in., diameter 4 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Copper, sheepskin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Membranophones