Pigeon whistle (geling)

19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height 4.8 cm, diameter 6.4 cm (Height 1 7/8 in., diameter 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

17.2069

Medium or Technique

Gourd

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Incised on body: [one Chinese character]

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