Inside the Collection

On the twelfth day of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

Small model of 12 figures drumming in a circle. Made of silver and gold
Collection: Powerhouse Museum

89/608-19 Box and lid, 1 of 12, “Twelve Drummers Drumming”, part of “Surprise Boxes – Twelve Years of Christmas”, silver/silver gilt, Stuart Devlin, London. 1970-1981

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