Transverse flute (ryuteki)

Transverse flute (ryūteki)

early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Length 41.4 cm, diameter 2.4 cm (Length 16 5/16 in., diameter 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.280

Medium or Technique

Bamboo, wisteria bark

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Cylindrical body of dark bamboo wrapped with wisteria bark (?). Wrapped in two upper sections and between the seven finger-holes. Heavily lacquered on inside with red.

Provenance

Before 1984, sold by Bill Gribbon, Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund