Rattle ball (shouqiu)

19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Diameter 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2124

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Sphere of iron with pellet of iron (?) inside.

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