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Side Drum

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Brass, iron, skin
Dimensions:
Shell height: 15.5 cm. Diameter: 38.7 cm
Classification:
Membranophone-double-headed / barrel drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2524
Not on view
This specific type of side (snare) drum is known as a Prussian drum, characterized by its shallow metal shell, metal hoops, large iron lugs, and a metal leg brace.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 44.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 211.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 211.



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