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Bass drum

Bass drum
Title
Bass drum
Date 
1770-1780
Medium 
Wood, hide, rope, leather, metal, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 1/2 x 26 in. ( 64.8 x 66 cm )
Description 
Base drum with painted wooden cylinder with seam reinforced with metal studs, and drumheads made of animal hide; red painted wooden rims pierced with holes for rope lacing, which is reinforced with leather bands; painted panel with soaring eagle and decorative motifs covers about one third of cylinder, with remainder painted yellow.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. H. H. Weil
Object Number 
1928.80a
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, the Briggs family, former owners of this drum, believed that it had been used at the Battle of Saratoga, during the Revolutionary War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group