Oboe (serunai)

mid-20th century


Object Place: Malaysia

Dimensions

Length 55.4 cm, diameter 9.4 cm (Length 21 13/16 in., diameter 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.778

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Turned hardwood body with elaborate carving. Carved surfaces painted with shiny enamel (?) in blue, red, yellow,  Six fingerholes (?).

Provenance

By 1976, property of a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; between 1976 and 1981, purchased by a friend for, and later sent, to 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