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Kettle-gong (kethuk)

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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...

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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

1840

Object Place

Central Java, Indonesia

Accession Number

1990.550a-b

Medium or Technique

Teak, bronze

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones