Transverse flute (di)

19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Length 58.3 cm, diameter 2 cm (Length 22 15/16 in., diameter 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2083

Medium or Technique

Bamboo, bone

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Inscription

[two lines of poetry incised and filled with green ink; poet's name also inscised but filled with red ink. see below for literal translation]

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