The bodies of both drums are made of brass hemispherical shells covered with vellum drum heads. The smaller drum has five tuning screws; the larger one, six. Pair of drumsticks with whalebone handles; the wooden heads are covered with a thin layer of sponge.
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection