Frame rattle (panteruva)

19th century

Object Place: Sri Lanka


Overall length 28.2 cm, diameter 22.9 cm, height 6.7 cm (Overall length 11 1/8 in., diameter 9 in., height 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Musical Instruments



Circular rim of tin with edges rolled over; ends lapped and soldered. Five oval cut-outs in rim with posts of tin soldered to inside surface, each with two slightly domed discs of tin sandwiching two flat discs of tin. Two bells of cast brass attached to inside of rim by wire. Handle of tin soldered to outside of rim.


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