Duct flute (suling)

1991
A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948)


Object Place: Surakarta, Indonesia

Dimensions

Length 56.8 cm (Length 22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.639

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

End-blown flute made from one length of straight bamboo. Five fingerholes and external duct windway formed by a loop of rattan tied around proximal end.

Provenance

1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund