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Frame Drum

19th century
Nushagak Bay, Alaska, United States
Native American (Nushagagmuit)
Wood, skin
15 3/4 × 2 3/16 × 18 1/2 in. (40 × 5.5 × 47 cm)
Membranophone-single-headed / frame drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
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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