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Oboe (serunai)

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Turned hardwood body with elaborate carving. Carved surfaces painted with shiny enamel (?) in blue, red, yellow, ? Six fingerholes (?).


By 1976, property of a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; between 1976 and 1981, purchased by a friend for, and later sent, to 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)

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

mid-20th century

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Length 55.4 cm, diameter 9.4 cm (Length 21 13/16 in., diameter 3 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones