Frame drum (wewetowah)

Ute or Shoshone people
before 1899


Object Place: Wyoming, United States

Dimensions

Height 8 cm, diameter 26.4 cm (Height 3 1/8 in., diameter 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2242

Medium or Technique

Wood, animal skin

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Membranophones

Shallow shell constructed of thin wood with lapped seam tied together with leather laces. Thick skin head tied to shell with leather laces strung through holes near lower edge of side. Faded dark red ring (diameter 95 mm) painted at center of head.

Inscription

In ink on side: 203787 / E. GRANIER

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