Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Taegum

Date:
ca. 1980
Geography:
Korea
Culture:
Korean
Medium:
Bamboo, metal
Dimensions:
L. 68.9 x Diam. ±3.2 cm (27-1/8 x ±1 1/4 in.); Blow hole: L. 3 cm (3/16 in.); W. 2.3 cm (15/16 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Credit Line:
Gift of Daewoo Group, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.28.4
Not on view
This is the largest of the Korean transverse flutes and is made of a rare bamboo believed to have evil qualities. A membrane protected by a metal plate buzzes as the flute is played. Red wax coats the interior to prevent rot.
Daewoo Group
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