Parade or Field Drum

Parade or Field Drum

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Description

This drum was made by an undetermined maker in Europe, 18th century. It is a parade or field drum with a wood shell, wood hoops connected with a rope laced through holes that are crudely knotted. There is a painted shield with a bear on the shell inscribed:

Hans Jacob Filcher Schuud 3U48
17 Denwill 34

The provenance and date are subject to study.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drum
Date made
1734?
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
rope (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 18 1/2 in; 43.18 cm x 46.99 cm
ID Number
MI.65.0700
accession number
1991.0406
catalog number
65.0700
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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Percussion
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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