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Frame Drum

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Nushagak Bay, Alaska, United States
Culture:
Native American (Nushagagmuit)
Medium:
Wood, skin
Dimensions:
Frame Depth: 5.5 cm (2-3/16 in.); Max. Diam. 47 cm (18-1/2 in.); Handle L. 40 cm (15-3/4 in.)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / frame drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.587
Not on view
Marking: Written in black ink on head: "33000/Norton Sound/Alaska/E.W.Nelson" shown in old photo.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 93.



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