Technical description: Copper shell with parallel sides, beaten from two sheets of copper; four square tuning taps; no legs; 11½-inch diameter calf head. Hoop tensioner is marked with a "V" for alignment with a similar mark on one of the brackets on the drum shell.
Specific usage history: Possibly made for use in Delibes's opera "Lakmé".
a.|myers; c.|overton and r.|parks, 13.6.98.
Purchased in 1983 with assistance from the Government's Local Museums Purchase Fund and the University's General Council Trust.