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Drum, double-headed

Double-headed drum, Chinese. Red lacquer rim. Heads decorated with hand-painted polychrome dragon and bird; fastened with small iron nails painted gold. Two suspension rings. Used by James Blades in the original performance (9th June 1966) of 'The Burning Fiery Furnace' by Benjamin Britten.

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  • Repository:Royal Academy of Music Museum