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Dizi

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
China
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Bamboo, ivory
Dimensions:
L. 66 cm (26 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.61
Not on view
In addition to the blow hole and finger holes, the dizi, also know as di, has an extra hole covered with a membrane or a tissue-thin piece of bamboo which produces apoignant buzzing tone. There may also be a number of vent holes at the end from which tassels are frequently hung. A poem decorates the surface of this bamboo flute.
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. 23.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 23.



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