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Indonesian Musical Instruments

  • The MFA’s Musical Instruments Collection contains over 1,100 examples from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Explore a selection of Indonesian instruments from the Museum’s holdings.

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  • Pair of tuned sliding rattles (angklung)

    mid-20th century

    Object Place, Probably Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    2002, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 2002)

    Credit Line

    Source unidentified

    Details

    Dimensions

    Heights 81.0 cm & 78.4 cm, widths 34.2 cm & 34.5 cm, thicknesses 4.8 cm (Heights 31 7/8 in. & 30 7/8 in., widths 13 7/16 in. & 13 9/16 in., thicknesses 1 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.608.1-2

    Medium or Technique

    Bamboo

    Not On View

    Collections

    Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Kettledrum

    19th century

    Object Place, Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 9.4 cm, diameter 27.9 cm (Height 3 11/16 in., diameter 11 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2025

    Medium or Technique

    Wood, animal skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Transverse flute (paloui)

    1900–50

    Object Place, Possibly Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Description

    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

    Details

    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

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Mouth organ (keledi)

    19th century

    Object Place, Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Description

    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

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 78.1 cm, width 25.3 cm, depth 8.8 cm (Height 30 3/4 in., width 9 15/16 in., depth 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    17.2165

    Medium or Technique

    Gourd, bamboo, wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Psaltery (celempung)

    late 19th or early 20th century

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    Before 1988, allegedly came from the Keraton, Solo (the king's palace in Surakarta); by 1988, sold by Nila Artshop, Surakarta, to Tony Bingham, London, England; 1989, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 21, 1989)

    Credit Line

    Alice M. Bartlett Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1989.213

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, iron

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle (rebab byur)

    mid-19th century

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    One “Baladewa”-sized byur two stringed spike fiddle comprised of a hollowed out teak burl body, the front of which is covered with white bladder with a green velvet dodot (coat), and elaborately turned Indian ivory parts including: ma in shaft, pegbox, finial, tuning pegs, foot. The main shaft and foot is connected by a square metal rod which passes through the top and bottom of the body. The body has perforations on the back. An elongated wooden bridge rests on the bladder face and carries the two brass strings. Base is similar to suling

    Provenance

    1990, sold by RMT Badjradipura, Surakarta, Central Java, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 110.5 x 43 x 11 cm (43 1/2 x 16 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.498a

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, ivory, buffalo bladder

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Metallophone (gender barung)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood frame containing fourteen bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts set in the upper rails. Fourteen bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended – from the posts and over the resonators – by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through crude wood dowels at each end of the frame. The feet at each end of the frame are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen in 1990. Bronze handles at each end. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 44.5 x 98.5 x 34.5 cm (17 1/2 x 38 3/4 x 13 9/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.538

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    On View

    Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Metallophone (gender panerus)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood frame containing fourteen bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts (one post missing) set in the upper rails. Fourteen bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended – from the posts and over the resonators – by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. Bronze handles at each end. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.539

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Metallophone (slenthem)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood frame containing seven bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts (two posts missing) set in the upper rails. The resonators are hidden by panels on each side of the frame. Seven bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended – from the posts and over the resonators – by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. Bronze handles at each end. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 46 x 73.5 x 35.5 cm (18 1/8 x 28 15/16 x 14 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.540

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Metallophone (slentho)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper edges. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a central knob, are located by the pins, each key lying over a separate hole in the top face of the case. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.541

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Metallophone (saron demung)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper edges. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded upper surface, are located by the pins and lie across the trough, resting on rope and black rubber cushions. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.542

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Metallophone (saron demung)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper edges. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded the upper surface, are located by the pins and lie across the trough, resting on rope and black rubber cushions. Extensive pest damage on interior of trough. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.543

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Metallophone (saron barung)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper edges. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded upper surface, are located by the pins and lie across the trough, resting on rope and black rubber cushions. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.544

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Metallophone (saron barung)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper edges. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded upper surface, are located by the pins and lie across the trough, resting on rope and black rubber cushions. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.545

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Metallophone (saron peking)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper edges. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded upper surface, are located by the pins and lie across the trough, resting on rope and black rubber cushions. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.546

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Gong-chime (bonang barung)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood rack with twelve small bronze knobbed kettle gongs resting horizontally in two rows on new red cotton cord threaded through five crossbars and ends of the rack. Two wings rising from both ends of the rack are elaborately pierce carved with a foliate design surrounded by a sea serpent Naga. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.547a-m

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Gong-chime (bonang panerus)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood rack with twelve small bronze knobbed kettle gongs resting horizontally in two rows on new red cotton cord threaded through five crossbars and ends of the rack. Two wings rising from both ends of the rack are elaborately pierce carved with a foliate design surrounded by a sea serpent Naga. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.548a-m

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Gongs (engkuk/kemong)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Red painted wood stand, comprised of two legs and a crossbar, from which two small bronze knobbed gongs are hung vertically on old faded red cotton cord loops fastened by small turned wood dowels. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.549a-e

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Kettle-gong (kethuk)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    One bronze knobbed kettle gong which is suspended horizontally on new red cotton rope tied to the corner finials of the square red painted wood case. Bottom sections of two panels are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen in 1990, as is one entire corner post and the foot and finial on another. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.550a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Kettle-gongs (kenong)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Two bronze knobbed kettle gongs which are suspended horizontally on new red cotton rope tied to the corner finials of the square red painted wood case with carved panels. Two posts and one foot are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.551a-d

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Kettle-gong (kenong Japan)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    A tall bronze knobbed kettle gong is suspended horizontally by new red cotton rope tied to the corner finials of the square red painted wood case with carved panels. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 43 x 48 x 48 cm (16 15/16 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.552a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Gongs (kempul)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Red painted wood stand, comprised of two legs and a crossbar, from which three medium sized bronze knobbed gongs are hung vertically on new red cotton rope loops fastened by small turned wood dowels. Cross bar has extensive pest damage and bears an illegible inscription containing the characters for “1867.” One post and the long section of the foot are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.553a-f

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

    Collections

    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

    More Info
  • Gongs (gong suwukan)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Red painted wood stand, comprised of two legs and a crossbar, from which two medium sized bronze knobbed gongs are hung vertically on new red cotton rope loops fastened by small turned wood dowels. The long section of one foot is a replacement carved by Javanese craftsmen.

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.554a-e

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (gong kemodhong)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Rectangular red painted wood case with two compartments to hold two earthenware resonator jugs. Slab gongs, in the form of bronze flat keys with central knob, are suspended over each resonator by new red cotton cord threaded through holes in the gongs and tied to the corner and central finials of the case. Fragments of red leather tacked to the upper edges of the case imply that the top was once covered to conceal the resonators. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.555a-e

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze, earthenware

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  • Gongs (gong ageng)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Red painted wood stand, comprised of two carved legs and a carved crossbar, from which two large bronze knobbed gongs are hung vertically on new red cotton ropes fastened by small turned wood dowels. Crossbar comprised of two carved sea serpent Nagas with intertwined tails. The capital of each post has “1840” and “[Javanese script characters for 1769]” carved on both front and back. The feet of both legs are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.556a-e

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (gender barung [bem])

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood frame containing fourteen bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts set in the upper rails. Fourteen bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended from the posts and over the resonators by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.557

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (gender barung [barang])

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood frame containing fourteen bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts set in the upper rails. Fourteen bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended from the posts and over the resonators by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. Treble foot and end are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.558

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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  • Metallophone (gender panerus [bem])

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood case containing fourteen bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts set in the upper rails. Fourteen bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended from the posts and over the resonators by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. Both feet and treble end are replacements carved by Javanese craftsmen. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.559

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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  • Metallophone (gender panerus [barang])

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood frame containing fourteen bamboo resonators and six pairs of metal posts set in the upper rails. Fourteen bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended from the posts and over the resonators by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.560

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (slenthem)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood frame containing seven bamboo resonators and five pairs of metal posts set in the upper rails. Seven bronze keys, each with two longitudinal ridges, are suspended from the posts and over the resonators by new red cotton cord threaded through each key and through turned wood dowels at each end of the frame. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.561

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (saron demung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper face. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded the upper surface, are located by the pins and lie over the trough, resting at each end on rope cushions. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.562

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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  • Metallophone (saron demung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper face. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded the upper surface, are located by the pins and lie over the trough, resting on rope cushions. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.563

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (saron barung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper face. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded the upper surface, are located by the pins and lie over the trough, resting on rope cushions. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.564

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (saron barung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper face. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded the upper surface, are located by the pins and lie over the trough, resting on rope cushions. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.565

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Metallophone (saron peking)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood trough resonator case with seven pairs of metal pins set in the upper face. The case is a sandwich of three pieces; the top and bottom terminate at each end with volutes; the middle is a slab with a prominent central bead cut into all four edges. Seven bronze keys, each with a smooth rounded the upper surface, are located by the pins and lie over the trough, resting on rope cushions. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.566

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Gong-chime (bonang panembung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Plain black painted wood rack, in the shape of a “C,” with seven large flat bronze knobbed kettle gongs resting horizontally on white cord threaded through the intermediate crossbars and ends of the rack. There are no wings. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.567a-g

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Gong-chime (bonang panembung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.567h

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Gong-chime (bonang barung)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood rack with fourteen small bronze knobbed kettle gongs resting horizontally in two rows on white cotton cord threaded through six crossbars and both ends of the rack. Two wings rising from the ends of the rack are elaborately pierce carved with a foliate design. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.568a-o

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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  • Gong-chime (bonang panerus)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood rack with fourteen small bronze knobbed kettle gongs resting horizontally in two rows on red cotton cord threaded through six crossbars and both ends of the rack. Two wings rising from the ends of the rack are elaborately pierce carved with a foliate design. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.569a-o

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Gong-chime (kethuk)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    One bronze knobbed flat kettle gong is suspended horizontally by new red cotton rope tied to the corner finials of the square carved black painted wood open box. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.570a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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  • Gong-chime (kenong)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.571a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

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  • Gong-chime (kenong)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.571c-d

    Medium or Technique

    Bronze, teak

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  • Gong-chime (kenong)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.571e

    Medium or Technique

    Bronze, teak

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  • Gong-chime (kenong)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.571f-i

    Medium or Technique

    Bronze, teak

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  • Gong-chime (kenong)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Two medium sized bronze knobbed kettle gongs are suspended horizontally by white cord threaded through the central rail and ends of the plain black painted wood rack. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.572a-c

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

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    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Gong (kempul)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Black painted wood stand, comprised of two legs and a crossbar, from which three small bronze knobbed gongs are hung vertically on new red cotton rope loops fastened by small turned wood dowels. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.573a-f

    Medium or Technique

    Teak, bronze

    Not On View

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  • Gongs (gong ageng)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Two large bronze knobbed gongs with the Chinese characters for “Yuan Tze” painted in light green paint on the inside surface. These characters are not typically used to indicate a person’s name and therefore may be the name given to these gongs. No Gong Ageng stand survives with the pelog set of instruments. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.574a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Bronze

    Not On View

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  • Double-conical drum (kendhang batangan)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Medium sized red double headed barrel drum with crisscross leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide traditionally used for this purpose. Red painted drum stand comprised of a pair of carved wood “Xs” connected by a large turned wood shaft.

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.575a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin

    Not On View

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    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Double-conical drum (kendhang batangan)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Medium sized brown double headed barrel drum with crisscrossed leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide, traditionally used for this purpose.

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.576

    Medium or Technique

    Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

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    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Double-conical drum (kendhang ciblon)

    1988
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Medium sized brown double headed barrel drum with crisscrossed leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide, traditionally used for this purpose.

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.577

    Medium or Technique

    Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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  • Slit drum (keprak)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Small rectangular slit drum made of one piece of hardwood.

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.578

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Slit drum (keprak)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Larger rectangular slit drum carved of one piece of hardwood.

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.579

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

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    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Xylophone (gambang kayu)

    1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved red painted wood trough resonator case in the shape of an inverted trapezoid. Elaborately pierce carved wings with foliate design surrounded by sea serpent Naga rise from each end. Twenty hardwood keys rest on rope cushions on the edges of the open top and are located by pairs of narrow metal pins. A bronze handle survives at bass end. (slendro tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.580

    Medium or Technique

    Teak

    Not On View

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  • Xylophone (gambang kayu)

    before 1867

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Carved black painted wood trough resonator case in the shape of an inverted trapezoid. Bas relief carved wings rising from each end are carved with central foliate design. Nineteen hardwood keys rest on rope cushions on the edges of the open top and are located by pairs of narrow metal pins. Three additional keys are included as substitutes for three of the nineteen others to a allow for modal change. Small handles at each end. (pelog tuning)

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.581

    Medium or Technique

    Teak

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Idiophones

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  • Duct flute and stand (suling)

    mid-19th century

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    53.3 cm (21 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.582a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Fiddle and stand (rebab byur)

    mid-19th century

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.584a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle (rebab byur)

    mid-19th century

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.585

    Medium or Technique

    Coconut, ivory

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Fiddle and stand (rebab pontang)

    mid-19th century

    Object Place, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.586a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Teak

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Chordophones

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  • Bow for fiddle (kosok rebab)

    possibly 1840

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.592

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

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    Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Accessories

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  • Bow for fiddle (kosok rebab)

    mid-19th century

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.593

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

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  • Mallets and storage box for gamelan instruments

    about 1850

    Object Place, Central Java, Indonesia

    Description

    Provenance

    1840, slendro-tuned ensemble commissioned by Chinese patron, Central Java. After 1840, Priyo family, the Bupati (regent) of Blora, Central Java; about 1876, pelog-tuned ensemble commissioned and combined with 1840s ensemble, Central Java; by 1990, by descent through three generations of the Priyo family to Mr. and Mrs. Supriyo, Blora, Central Java, Indonesia; July 12, 1990, sold by Supriyo to Nyonya Nora, Surakarta, Indonesia; 1990, sold by Nyonya Nora to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.598a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Wood

    Not On View

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    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Accessories

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  • Duct flute (suling)

    1991
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    End-blown flute made from one length of straight bamboo. Five fingerholes and external duct windway formed by a loop of rattan tied around proximal end.

    Provenance

    1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 56.8 cm (Length 22 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.639

    Medium or Technique

    Bamboo

    Not On View

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    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Duct flute (suling)

    1991
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    End-blown flute made from one length of straight bamboo. Four fingerholes and external duct windway formed by a loop of rattan tied around proximal end.

    Provenance

    1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 54.1 cm (Length 21 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.640

    Medium or Technique

    Bamboo

    Not On View

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    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Duct flute (suling)

    1991
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    End-blown flute made from one length of straight bamboo. Four fingerholes and external duct windway formed by a loop of rattan tied around proximal end.

    Provenance

    1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 49 cm (Length 19 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.641

    Medium or Technique

    Bamboo

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Duct flute (suling)

    1991
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    End-blown flute made from one length of straight bamboo. Five fingerholes and external duct windway formed by a loop of rattan tied around proximal end.

    Provenance

    1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 54.1 cm (Length 21 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    1990.642

    Medium or Technique

    Bamboo

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

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  • Double-conical drum (kendhang ciblon)

    1991
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    Medium size double headed barrel drum with crisscrossed leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide, traditionally used for this purpose.

    Provenance

    1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.643

    Medium or Technique

    Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

    More Info
  • Double-conical drum (kendhang ageng)

    1991
    A. L. Suwardi (Indonesian, born about 1948 Indonesian)

    Object Place, Surakarta, Indonesia

    Description

    Large size double headed barrel drum with crisscrossed leather laces and braided leather tensioners. Heads, laces, and tensioners are new replacements made of water buffalo hide, traditionally used for this purpose.

    Provenance

    1990, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 22, 1992)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford M. Endicott and Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Fraser in honor of Jan and Suzanne Fontein, and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

    Details

    Accession Number

    1990.644

    Medium or Technique

    Jackfruit wood, water buffalo skin

    Not On View

    Collections

    Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

    Classifications

    Musical instruments, Membranophones

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