Hand Drum

Unknown Chinese, Chinese


Bone, skin, brass, silk, silver, and turquoise

Overall: 0.33 ft. (0.1 m)

Overall: 1.64 ft. (0.5 m)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert L. Ripley, Class of 1939H



Place Made: Xizang-Zizhiqu, Tibetan Plateau, China, East Asia, Asia

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by Robert L. (born LeRoy Robert) Ripley (1890-1949), Mamaroneck, New York, early 20th century (The Ripley's Believe It or Not Collection); given to present collection, 1940.

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