Largest Barrel Drum

Joseon Dynasty

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

This is the largest drum among all Korean musical instruments. It is played with a drumstick of which the end is wrapped with cloth, placed on a wooden frame. Introduced from Song dynasty China in 1116 (11th year of King Yejong of Goryeo), it had been used in various court and ritual music in Joseon period.


  • Title: Largest Barrel Drum
  • Date Created: Joseon Dynasty
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Musical instrument

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