The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 26, 2024



Location: not on view

Did You Know?

It was a base of a musical instrument, such as a set of bells or drums.


This wooden base for a musical instrument, possibly a set of bells or drums, was acquired in Korea in 1916 by Langdon Warner, who once served as the field agent for Asian art for the Cleveland Museum of Art. At the time of acquisition, it was mistaken as a part of a clothing stand related to a set of military uniform (1918.560.1) probably because the wooden base and a set of military uniform were purchased at the same antique shop.
  • late 1916-1918
    (Acquired by Langdon Warner in Korea. Sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Song, Ji-won. “The Consideration of the Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty Concerning the Manufacturing of Musical Instruments in the Collection of Kyujanggak [규장각 소장 조선왕실의 악기제작 의궤 고찰].” Gugakwon (2011): 146-191.
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