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Hand Drum

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Momoyama Period (1568-1615)

Date:
17th century

Medium:
Black and gold lacquer on wood

Dimensions:
10 x 3 3/4 inches (25.4 x 9.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2002-95-1

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with the Hollis Family Foundation Fund and with funds contributed by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, Priscilla Grace, Colonel Stephen McCormick, the Honorable Ida Chen, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Graffman, Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson, 2002

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Label:
Large and small hand drums were used for Nō plays. This type of lacquered drum was especially popular during the Momoyama period. The pear and pear leaves have several holes, implying the existence of a bird or birds that may have bitten into them.