Frame Drum, Wood, walrus ivory, seal or whale peritoneum, Native American (Eskimauan or Eskimo)

Frame Drum

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Norton Sound, Alaska, United States
Culture:
Native American (Eskimauan or Eskimo)
Medium:
Wood, walrus ivory, seal or whale peritoneum
Dimensions:
Frame D.: 2.5 cm (1 in.); Max. Diam.: 31 cm (12-3/16 in.); Handle L.: 12.5 cm (4-15/16 in.)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / frame drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.592
Not on view
Marking: 1) in black ink center of head) "33000 Norton Sound Alaska E.W., Norton"; 2) (in pencil on head) "Lannan" "592"
Edward William Nelson ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Smithsonian Institution
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 93.