Mouth organ (sheng)

19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height 42.5 cm, width 10 cm, diameter 6.4 cm (Height 16 3/4 in., width 3 15/16 in., diameter 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.776

Medium or Technique

Wood, bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Fragmentary label on one of longest pipes: [several Japanese? characters]

Provenance

Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge