Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dvojnice

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Bosnia
Culture:
Bosnian
Medium:
Plumwood
Dimensions:
Length: 32.9 cm (12 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Whistle Flute-recorder
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1589
Not on view
The dvojnice is a double flute made of a single block of wood. It has a single mouthpiece, but two channels that direct the air flow into two separate pipes. This example from Bosnia has four finger holes on the right side and three on the left and is decorated with carved geometric designs. The dvojnice is a pastoral instrument common to many countries of the Balkans; a shepherd would play it while following his herd or performing for his friends.
Harriman Museum, London ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 124.

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. 124.



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