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