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Clapper (huantou) and mallet

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Tweezers-shaped body of iron. "Striker" of slender rod of iron with polyhedral head.

Inscription

Stamped on each side of tang: X =

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

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Length 33.2 cm, width 3.5 cm, thickness 3.1 cm (Length 13 1/16 in., width 1 3/8 in., thickness 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2127a-b

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones