Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ban

Maker:
Golden Tone (or Voice) Workshop, Canton
Date:
19th century
Geography:
China
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
L: 17.5 cm (6-7/8 in.); W: 6.2 cm (3-7/16 in.); D: 4 cm (1-9/16 in.)
Classification:
Idiophone-Struck-slit drum
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.36 a, b
Not on view
This wooden block hangs from the man tougu or the bangu and in a opera ensemble is played by the leader.
Marking: Calligraphy on paper label on front: "In 647" written in pencil
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 27.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 27.



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