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Tanso

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Korea
Culture:
Korean
Medium:
Bamboo
Dimensions:
L. 44.4 cm (17-7/16 in.); Diam. 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); Diam. of bore: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-end-blown flute (vertical)
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.144
Not on view
This notched end-blown flute is similar to the Japanese shakuhachi, and is played alone and in ensembles. The lowest hole is a vent, not a fingerhole.
Rev. George William Gilmore ; 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. 44.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 44.



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