Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sogum

Date:
ca. 1980
Geography:
Korea
Culture:
Korean
Medium:
Bamboo
Dimensions:
L. 37 cm 14-9/16 in.); Diam. 2.5 cm (1 in.); Blow hole: L. 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); W. 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)
Credit Line:
Gift of Daewoo Group, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.28.5
Not on view
The smaller sogum, like the taegum, appeared during the Unified Silla period, 668-918. It sounds an octave higher than its larger counterpart, and lacks the buzzing membrane.
Daewoo Group
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