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Majiang cupreous Drum of the Ming Dynasty

Majiang cupreous Drum, Ming Dynasty, Unearthed from Gudong Majiang in 1954.

The whole body of the drum is of a three-section shape, with the drum surface extending along and slightly smaller than the drum body, with a pair of symmetrical thick flat ears at the waist of the drum body, the drum surface having a light body in the center, and 12 different light. Outside the light, there are four halos, first and second halos with fuzzy patterns, and third halos with traveling flag patterns. The light of the drum is dizzy and fuzzy. The trunk is decorated with concentric circles and plum blossom patterns, the waist is decorated with back patterns, and the feet are decorated with concentric circles and back patterns. The overall height is 29 cm, the face diameter is 48 cm, the waist diameter is 45 cm, and the foot diameter is 49.5 cm.

The drum is short and round in shape, with four styles, extensive workmanship and wild decorative patterns. It is a product of the early Ming Dynasty developed from prosperity to decline in southern cupreous drums and is one of the eight major types of standard instruments in China.