Transverse flute (di)

19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Length 66 cm, diameter 2.6 cm (Length 26 in., diameter 1 in.)

Accession Number

17.2104

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

Incised on body in Chinese characters (English translation): Blue/green mountains border the Northern wall of the city / Green waters surround the Eastern wall / [author: Wen Shan]

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