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Changgo (장구 )

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Korea
Culture:
Korean
Medium:
Wood, hide, rope, metal
Dimensions:
Height: 25 1/2 in. (64.7 cm) Diameter (Of widest head): 18 1/8 in. (46.1 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-double-headed / waisted drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.141
Not on view
This hourglass-shaped drum, with two heads connected by ropes and belts to change the pitch, accompanies all types of Korean music. One head, of horsehide, is struck with a bamboo stick; the other, thicker head of cow hide is usually struck by hand, except in shamanist music. Dragon-head hooks secure the heads to the lacing.
Marking: (dealer's note on instrument) Webster # 47
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 45.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 45.



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