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Man Tougu

Maker:
Golden Tone (or Voice) Workshop, Canton
Date:
19th century
Geography:
China
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Wood, leather, various materials
Dimensions:
Overall: 25.4 cm (10 in.) Other (tripod:): 76.2 cm (30 in.)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / kettle drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.33 a, b
Not on view
Supported on a bamboo stand and similar in use and construction to the bangu, the smaller man tougu is used more in the South. It has a convex shape in contrast to the flat surface of the bangu.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 27.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 27.



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