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Rattle drum (midalang)

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Music: Multiple revolutions (performed by Darcy Kuronen)

Provenance

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

Shanghai, China

Dimensions

Height 14.5 cm, width 6.5 cm, thickness 1.4 cm (Height 5 11/16 in., width 2 9/16 in., thickness 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2117

Medium or Technique

Painted earthenware, bamboo, paper

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Membranophones