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Drum

Description

Tall cylindrical wood drum with a single membrane head. The membrane is secured to the top of the drum by a wooden ring and six ropes. The ropes are attached to the ring and run through six arched shaped openings in the base of the drum. Each rope has a carved wooden peg. There is one long peg entwined into a large knot of rope at the front of the drum. The wood surface is stained or painted with dark red brown highlights. A line of unstained wood can be seen near the top edge of the body of the drum, just below the head. The body and base of the drum are carvred from one piece of wood.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
membrane
rope
wood (plant material)
Object type
Musical T&E
Descriptive terms
Drum
drums (membranophones)
membrane
rope
Tahitian
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
24 1/16 (H), 12 4/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1132
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
223454

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