Drum

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

GUSN

GUSN-223454

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

Descriptive Terms

drums (membranophones)
wood (plant material)
membrane
rope
Tahitian
Drum

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P709
FD314

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Musical T&E

Dimensions

24 1/16 (H), 12 4/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1132