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Hnyìn

Date:
late 19th Century
Geography:
Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Culture:
Burmese
Medium:
Bamboo, gourd
Dimensions:
Longest pipe 55.9 (22 in.), shortest 12.7 cm (5 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Free Reed-mouth organ
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.290
Not on view
A type of mouth organ, now obsolete, with ten bamboo pipes set in a long-necked gourd. It was once used in Burmese chamber music.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Rev. Evander Bradley McGilvary
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 52.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 52.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 113.



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