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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hand-Drum (Tsuzumi) Core with Decoration of Morning Glories
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Tsuzumi
Musical Instruments
Work Type
musical instrument
Momoyama period, 1568-1603
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Momoyama period, 1568-1615
Physical Descriptions
Lacquer on wood with decoration in gold and silver utilizing the "hiramaki-e" (low-relief sprinkled design) technique
H. 25.4 x Diam. 11 cm (10 x 4 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Inscription on interior
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 50, p. 49

Abby Hykin, "FT-IR Analysis of Asian Lacquers" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1993), Unpublished, pp. 1-6 passim

Exhibition History

Plum, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, and Bamboo: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 07/06/2002 - 01/05/2003

Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/08/2006 - 04/08/2007

Subjects and Contexts

Google Art Project

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