Type, origin and location of all surviving Sámi drums

# type place of origin first known current location
1 frame drum Lycksele, Sweden 1688 SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
2 frame drum Åsele, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
3 frame drum Åsele, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
4 frame drum Åsele, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
5 frame drum South Sámi, Norway or Sweden   Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin
6 frame drum Granbyn, Lycksele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (deposited at Silvermuseet, Arjeplog)
7 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
8 frame drum Lycksele Lappmark (?), Sweden   Kungliga Livrustkammaren, Stockholm
9 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
10 frame drum South Sámi area, Sweden   Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
11 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
12 frame drum South Sámi area (?), Norway 1779 Vitenskapsmuseet, Trondheim
13 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
14 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   Nordiska museet, Stockholm
15 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
16 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
17 frame drum South Sámi area (?), Sweden   Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
18 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
19 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
20 frame drum Vapsten, Lycksele Lappmark, Sweden 1723 British Museum, Department of Ethnography, London
21 frame drum Umbyn, Lycksele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
22 frame drum South Sámi area, Sweden (?)   Nordiska museet, Stockholm (deposited in Finland)
23 frame drum Åsele or Lycksele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
24 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
25 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
26 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
27 frame drum Granbyn, Lycksele Lappmark (?), Sweden 1726 Musée de l'Homme, Paris
28 frame drum Åsele Lappmark, Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (deposited at Världskulturmuseet, Göteborg)
29 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
30 frame drum Folddalen, Nordtrøndelag, Norway 1727 Henneberger Museum, Meiningen (at Meininger Museum)
31 frame drum South Sámi area, Norway or Sweden 1723 Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
32 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   Örbyhus slott
33 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   Skoklosters slott
34 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   Völkerkundesammlung der Hansestadt Lübeck
35 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
36 frame drum South Sámi area (?), Norway or Sweden   Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Köln
37 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
38 frame drum South Sámi area (?), Norway or Sweden   Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
39 frame drum Rans Lappby, Åsele Lappmark, Sweden 1730 Musée de l'Homme, Paris
40 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
41 frame drum Åsele Lappmark (?), Sweden   Naturkunde-Museum, Kassel
42 ring frame drum South Sámi area (?), Norway or Sweden   Jämtlands läns Museum, Östersund
43 flanged frame drum Kemi Lappmark, Finland   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
44 flanged frame drum Kemi Lappmark, Finland   Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
45 bowl drum Grans Lappby, Sorsele, Sweden 1723 SHM, Stockholm (deposited at Svenska Linné-sällskapets Museum, Uppsala)
46 bowl drum Sorsele (?), Sweden   Naturkunde-Museum, Kassel
47 bowl drum Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
48 bowl drum Sweden   Private owner (Kemner), Ystad
49 bowl drum North of Ume älv, Sweden 1787 Schloss Waldenburg (at Museum Waldenburg)
50 bowl drum North of Ume älv, Sweden 1746 Private owner (Fullerö) (deposited at SHM, Stockholm)
51 bowl drum Norway or Sweden   Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
52 bowl drum Norway or Sweden 1706 Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
53 bowl drum Norway or Sweden   Museo Preistorico ed Etnografico, Rome
54 bowl drum Pite Lappmark, Sweden   University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
55 bowl drum Pite Lappmark (?), Sweden   Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg
56 bowl drum Pite Lappmark (?), Sweden 1681 British Museum, Department of Ethnography, London
57 bowl drum Pite or Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Private owner (C. Gripenstedt), Bysta gård, Örebro
58 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (deposited at Norrbottens museum, Luleå)
59 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Nordiska museet, Stockholm
60 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Private owner (Bergshammar), Fögdö (allegedly sold, probably to a museum in Norrland, but its whereabouts are unknown)
61 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
62 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Dala Fornsal, Falun (at Dalarna museum)
63 bowl drum Lule Sámi area (?), Norway or Sweden 1668 Museum für Völkerkunde, Dresden
64 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
65 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
66 bowl drum Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Nordiska museet, Stockholm
67 bowl drum Torne Lappmark (?), Sweden   SHM, Stockholm (at Nordiska museet)
68 bowl drum Torne Lappmark (?), Sweden   Museum für Völkerkunde, München
69 bowl drum Torne Lappmark (?), Sweden 1808 Lunds Universitets Historiska Museum, Lund
70 bowl drum North Sámi area (?), Norway or Sweden   Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
71 bowl drum Finnmark, Norway 1691 Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
? ?   Russian museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg
? ?   Murmansk Regional Museum, Murmansk
72 fake Lycksele Lappmark, Sweden   Nordiska museet, Stockholm
73 fake ? 1889 British Museum, Department of Ethnography, London
74 fake Pite or Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden 1787 Schloss Waldenburg (at Museum Waldenburg)
75 fake Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Nordiska museet, Stockholm
76 fake Torne Lappmark (?), Finland   Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin
77 fake ?   Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig
fake "Lapponia"   Museo nacional de Antropología, Madrid
78 bowl Jokkmokk, Lule Lappmark, Sweden   Norrbottens museum, Luleå
79 bowl Jokkmokk, Lule Lappmark, Sweden   Norrbottens museum, Luleå
80 bowl Northern Nordland, Norway or Lule Lappmark, Sweden   Kulturhistorisk museum, Oslo
81 bowl Lule Lappmark (?), Sweden   Nordiska museet, Stockholm
frame fragment Bindalen, Nordland, Norway   Kulturhistorisk museum, Oslo
frame with skin fragments Henriksdalen, Nordland, Norway 1969 Velfjord bygdemuseum, Hommelstø
frame and accessories Nærøy, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway 1993 Vitenskapsmuseet, Trondheim
frame and accessories Visten, Nordland, Norway 1997 Vitenskapsmuseet, Trondheim
flanged frame Bjørsvika, Nordland, Norway   Salten Museum, Bodø
accessories Jomafjell, Nordland, Norway   Kulturhistorisk museum, Oslo
accessories ?   Kulturhistorisk museum, Oslo
accessories ?   SHM, Stockholm
accessories ?   Nationalmuseet, Den etnografiske Samling, Copenhagen
accessories Kuusamo, Finland   Kansallismuseo, Helsingfors

The main source for this table is Samiskt kulturarv i samlingar, a report on the possibilities for repatriation of Sámi object of religious significance in museum collections.


Tor Gjerde <i@old.no>