Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cauyuk

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Nushagak Bay, Alaska, United States
Culture:
Native American (Chilkat / Koluschan)
Medium:
Wood, skin
Dimensions:
Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Diameter: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Membranophone-single-headed / frame drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.595
Not on view
The inside of the single head of this frame drum is decorated with the totemic raven.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978), Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pg. 4, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 90, ill.

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