Drum body for an o-tsuzumi (hand-drum for Noh music)

Historical period(s)
Muromachi or Momoyama period, late 16th century
Lacquered wood and gold powder (maki-emaki-e, nashiji)
H x W: 27.7 x 10.8 cm (10 7/8 x 4 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the James Smithson Society
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Musical Instrument


Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), Noh, sho
Provenance research underway.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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