Pigeon whistle (geling)

19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height 5.8 cm, length 5.3 cm, width 1.1 cm (Height 2 5/16 in., length 2 1/16 in., width 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2073

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Incised on bottom of largest tube: [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