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Transverse flute (paloui)

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Body of bamboo with etched decoration of geometric patterns and burned-in decoration of bands of dots. Six fingerholes.

Inscription

Associated manuscript paper label: Flute from Padang / Sumatra

Provenance

1986, sold by Douglas Deihl, Florence, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 26, 1986)

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

1900–50

Object Place

Possibly Sulawesi, Indonesia

Dimensions

Length 51.9 cm, diameter 1.9 cm (Length 20 7/16 in., diameter 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.600

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones