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Percussion

In addition to several interesting drums, the Collection includes a large number of idiophones, that are sounded by striking, including the over 180 objects in the Robyna Neilson Ketchum Collection of Bells that was presented to Yale in 1975.

Highlights include late 18th century military drums from France and America; a West African kalangu; a Chinese hua gu; a set of mid-19th-century American minstrel bones; and an English town crier’s bell.

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