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Medium:
wood, metal, hide and paint
Dimensions:
20 1/2 x 17 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (52.1 x 45.4 x 16.5 cm)
Type:
drums (membranophones)
Date:
ca. 1925
Description:
A hand painted drum depicting caricatures of nine male faces on the drumhead. The sides of drum are painted with red and white triangles. The rim of drum has eight metal tension rods. The center of drum head has a large face with large yellow eyes and a wide smiling mouth. The large face is depicted wearing a red bowtie with black polka dots. Surrounding the large face at the drumhead's center are eight musical notes decorated with eight (8) small faces that form the note heads. There are seven (7) eighth notes and one (1) sixteenth note. The bottom of drumhead is hollow. At the top edge of the drum is a metal handle for hanging/carrying.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Music  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number:
2007.7.444
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification:
Musical Instruments
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.7.444