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Mouth organ (sheng)

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Inscription

Fragmentary label on one of longest pipes: [several Japanese? characters]

Provenance

Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge

19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height 42.5 cm, width 10 cm, diameter 6.4 cm (Height 16 3/4 in., width 3 15/16 in., diameter 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.776

Medium or Technique

Wood, bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones