Frame drum (mantougu) and stand

19th century


Object Place: Possibly Guangzhou, China

Dimensions

Height 8.3 cm, diameter 21 cm (Height 3 1/4 in., diameter 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2143a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood, cowhide, iron, bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Membranophones

Inscription

In ink on bottom of frame: [one group of two Chinese characters] and [one group of eight Chinese characters]

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection