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Frame drum

Huaigu, double membrane frame drum. The round wooden shell is painted black and is slightly convex. The pigskin membranes are nailed to each side with closely spaced large flat-headed nails. There is an inscription in Chinese characters on one membrane.

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  • Materials:paint, iron, hide, wood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:211.312 Double-skin frame drums without handle
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 68 x 214 mm