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Panpipes (paixiao)

19th century


Dimensions

Length 38.5 cm, height 36.4 cm, depth 4.5 cm (Length 15 3/16 in., height 14 5/16 in., depth 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2098

Medium or Technique

Lacquered wood, bamboo

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments , Aerophones

Inscription

Inscribed on each pipe: [two Chinese characters (for twelve central pipes)] and [three Chinese characters (for four outside pipes)]

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection