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Duct flute (suling)

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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

1991

Object Place

Surakarta, Indonesia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1990.641

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones