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Historic Percussion Instruments, a Picture Album.

18 May
Drums carried on poles.

(ca.1850), Drums on Parade. (Collection R.E.)

1000(ca.)-Mahmud-in Mongol dress-Conquers Quasdar in India.
Mahmud, in Mongol dress, Conquers Quasdar in India. The Master of Battle Scenes, 900-1000(ca.)
1205-The Face of a Water Clock (detail).

1205-India, The Face of a Water Clock (detail).

1336-Battle of Minatogawa.

1336-Battle of Minatogawa.  Kusunoki Masashige rallying his men.   Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Two of three panels. Triptych published in 1857. (Collection R. E.)

Angel and Tambourin.

Angel.

1604-05-1605(Ca.)-Raz Mnama(The Book of War).

Northern India,  Mahabharata 1598-99(Ca.)-Persian reconstruction, (1605), Razmnama: The Book of War.

Kettle Drums, England, ca. 1640.

Kettle Drums, England, ca. 1640.

Kettledrum, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Italy.

Early mechanized Kettledrum, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy.

1862, Kuniaki ga (1830-99). Two Kabuki actors. (collection R.e.)

1862, Kuniaki ga (1830-99). Two Kabuki actors. (collection R.E.)

 
1 Comment

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Articles, History

 

One response to “Historic Percussion Instruments, a Picture Album.

  1. Siddhartha Ghai

    December 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

    The water clock image is not from India, but apparently from an illustration of the castle clock of Al Jazari. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Jazari and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_clock

    The following image is from an illustration currently in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

     

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