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Musical Instrument, Percussion

Works of Art (56)

Arretine cup signed by Tigranes, ca. 25 B.C.–10 A.D.; Augustan, Roman, Terracotta (10.210.37)
Bell (dotaku), late Yayoi period, 1st–2nd century, Japan, Bronze (18.68)
Bell inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti, 786–756 B.C., Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran, Urartian, Bronze, iron (1977.186)
Bell Mallet (Lawle), early 20th century, Ivory Coast, Baule people, Wood (2010.349)
Bell, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late Spring and Autumn period, early 5th century B.C., China, Bronze (1988.20.7)
Belt Ornament, 2nd–7th century, Peru; Moche, Copper (1987.394.595)
Bottle, Skeletal Couple with Child, 3rd–7th century, Peru, Moche, Ceramic (1978.412.196)
Brahma (Beomcheon), Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), Unidentified artist (late 16th century), Korea, Hanging scroll, ink and color on hemp (21.57)
Bullroarer (Upura or Imunu Viki), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Purari Delta region, Wood, lime (1979.206.1545)
Carmencita, 1890, William Merritt Chase (American), Oil on canvas (06.969)
Chegah-Skah-Hdah, 19th century, Sioux, Plain States, Wood, metal, leather (89.4.597)
Clappers, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C., Egyptian; From Amarna, Ivory (32.5.2a-b)
Dholaka, late 19th century, India, Wood, skin, brass, cord (89.4.165)
Drum (Pahu), early 19th century, Austral Islands, possibly Ra'ivavae, Wood, sharkskin, fiber (1978.412.720)
Drum model with four frogs, Dongson culture, 300 B.C.–200 A.D. Vietnam Bronze (2000.284.57)
Drum, 2nd–1st century B.C., Peru; Paracas, Ceramic (1979.206.1097)
Drum, mid-20th century, Carved by Omas, New Guinea, Papua Province, Asmat people, Pomatsj River, Sauwa village, Wood, lizard skin, paint, fiber (1978.412.962)
Figures with Xylophone, 16th–20th century, Mali; Dogon, Wood, metal (1979.206.131)
Frame Drum, 19th century, Dakota, Siouan Family, Wood, various materials (89.4.560ab)
Friction Drum (Lunet or Livika), late 19th–early 20th century, New Ireland, Wood, shell (1979.206.1477)
Ghanti, second half of 19th century, North India, Brass (89.4.154)
Gourd Drum (Ipu Hula or Ipu Heke), 19th century, Hawai'i, Gourd, barkcloth, fiber (89.4.754)
Kettle drums, 1779, Franz Peter Bunsen (German), Hannover, Silver, iron, calfskin (2010.138.1–.4)
Merengue en Boca Chica, 1983, Rafael Ferrer (American, born Puerto Rico), Oil on canvas (1984.2)
Mrdangam, 20th century, India, Wood, leather, tuning paste (1986.467.18)
Nao (bell), Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), China, Bronze (49.136.10)
Paiban (half of a clapper), Ming dynasty, early 15th century, China, Ivory, traces of pigment (2003.166)
Pair of cymbals, Classical, 5th–4th century B.C., Greek, Peloponnesian, Bronze, Inscribed in Greek: of Kallisthenia (13.225.5a,b)
Pair of gulgul, early 20th century, Indonesia (Madura), Wood (2009.430a,b,431)
Pair of Marriage Figures, 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D., Mexico; Nayarit, Ceramic (1978.412.156)
Qing (chime) for linzhong (eighth note in the twelve-note scale), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1716, China, Jade with incised gilded design (03.15.1)
Qing (musical stone) with theme of the Hundred Antiques, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–95), China, Jade (02.18.644)
Rasp / Lime Spatula (Tap), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Iatmul people, Wood, paint (1978.412.821)

Rasp / Lime Container (Bandi Na Iavo), late 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Iatmul or Chambri people, Bamboo, wood, paint, fiber (1979.206.1457)
Rattle, 19th century, Alaska; Sitka, Wood, pigment (89.4.614)

Rattle, 19th century, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Skittagetan or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.616)
Rattle, 19th century, Vancouver Island, Canada; Masseth or Haida, Wood, pigment (89.4.647)
Rattle, ca. 1880, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia; Haida or Tsimshian, Wood, string, pigment (89.4.1963)
Rattle, whistle, and bells, 1755–68, Nicholas Roosevelt (American), Gold, coral (47.70)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, British Columbia; Tsimshian, Wood, pigment (89.4.2161)
Raven Rattle, 19th century, Skidegate, British Columbia; Haida, Cedar, pebbles, polychrome (89.4.611)
Seated Female Musicians, Tang dynasty, late 7th century, China, Pottery (23.180.4–7)
Set of ten belt plaques, Tang dynasty, 7th–8th century, China, Jade (1992.165.22a–j)
Side drum, 1694–1733, Signed: Unger, Dresden, Saxony, Copper alloy, wood, various materials (14.25.1618)
Side drum, ca. 1800, United States, Wood, various materials (58.82)
Side drum, ca. 1860, Attributed to Ernest Vogt, Philadelphia, Wood, various materials (89.4.2162)
Sistrum of the Chantress Tapenu, Third Intermediate Period–Late Period, ca. 1070–343 B.C., Egyptian, Bronze or copper alloy (68.44)
Sistrum, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti, 2323–2291 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (26.7.1450)
Slit Gong (Atingting Kon), mid- to late 1960s, Commissioned by Tain Mal, carved by Tin Mweleun (active 1960s), Vanuatu, Ambrym Island, Fanla village, Wood, paint (1975.93)
Slit Gong (Waken), 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Komindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood (1978.412.1536)
Standard Bearer and Drummer, 1544, Hans Sebald Beham (German), Engraving (41.1.90)
Statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, Imperial, second half of 2nd century A.D., Roman, Bronze (97.22.24),
Suzu, 17th century, Miwa, Nara Prefecture, Japan, Wood, metal (89.4.94)
Top of a bell in the form of a demon king or guardian, Eastern Javanese period, ca. second half of 12th–early 13th century, Indonesia (Java), Bronze (1987.142.17)
Water Drum, 19th–early 20th century, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Mindimbit village, Iatmul people, Wood, fiber (1979.206.1627)
Yunluo ("cloud gong"), Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Bronze (89.4.15a)
Zhong (bell), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (5th–3rd century B.C.), China, Bronze (13.220.86)