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Frame Drum

Maker:
Thunder Elk
Date:
ca. 1887
Geography:
Dakotas, United States
Culture:
Native American (Sioux)
Medium:
wood, leather, sinew; metal wire; pigment
Dimensions:
Depth: 1 15/16 in. (5 cm) Diameter: 14 in. (35.5 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / frame drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.3326 a, b
Not on view
Marking: Hand-painted in black pigment: "Made By. Thunder Elk / April.17 - 1904"
In Pencil on head: "3326"
Handwritten in black permanent marker on interior shell wall: "89.4.3326"
Handwritten in black permanent marker on beater shaft: "3326"
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Our Tuneful Heritage: American Musical Instruments from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exhibition catalogue., Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah, 1994, pg. 54, fig. 3, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 129.



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