Gong-chime (bonang panerus)

before 1867


Object Place: Central Java, Indonesia

Accession Number

1990.569a-o

Medium or Technique

Teak, bronze

Not On View

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Carved black painted wood rack with fourteen small bronze knobbed kettle gongs resting horizontally in two rows on red cotton cord threaded through six crossbars and both ends of the rack. Two wings rising from the ends of the rack are elaborately pierce carved with a foliate design. (pelog tuning)

Provenance

1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by 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