An illustration of a man holding a tambourine and playing with a dog.

Man and Dog

An illustration of a man holding a tambourine and playing with a dog.

Hand cymbals, finger cymbals, and a tambourine.

Musical Instruments

Hand cymbals, finger cymbals, and a tambourine.

The medallion symbol is a symbol of a tambourine with flutes in the background. Designed by sculptor Lehr of Berlin, Germany which symbolizes the art of singing.

Medallion Symbol

The medallion symbol is a symbol of a tambourine with flutes in the background. Designed by sculptor…

A wooden ring, over which parchment is stretched and around which are hung little disks of metal in pairs jingles

Tambourine

A wooden ring, over which parchment is stretched and around which are hung little disks of metal in…

"Tympanum, a small drum carried in the hand. Of these, some resembled in all respects a modern tambourine with bells. Others presented a flat circular disk on the upper surface and swelled out beneath like a kettle-drum. Both forms are represented in the cuts below. Tympana were covered with the hides of oxen, or of asses; were beaten with a stick, or with the hand, and were much employed in all wild enthusiastic religious rites, especially the orgies of Bacchus and Cybele." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tympanum

"Tympanum, a small drum carried in the hand. Of these, some resembled in all respects a modern tambourine…