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1836 American (Massachusetts) Side drum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are three surviving examples of this mysterious type of instrument from the early fifteenth century, of which the one exhibited here is the most elegant. Originally the instrument would have been strung with four or five strings, but whether it was played with a bow or plucked remains unclear.