Transverse flute (paloui)

1900–50


Object Place: Indonesia, Possibly Sulawesi

Dimensions

Length 51.9 cm, diameter 1.9 cm (Length 20 7/16 in., diameter 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.600

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of bamboo with etched decoration of geometric patterns and burned-in decoration of bands of dots. Six fingerholes.

Inscription

Associated manuscript paper label: Flute from Padang / Sumatra

Provenance

1986, sold by Douglas Deihl, Florence, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 26, 1986)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund