Height: 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)
Diameter: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Aerophone-Blow Hole-end-blown flute (vertical)
Rogers Fund, 1987
Not on view
The jade flute appeared in Chinese literature at a very early date. However, it was not until the eighteenth century, when the supply of the precious stone was plentiful, that jade flutes were actually made.
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Bradley Strauchen-Scherer. Musical Instruments: Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First Printing. @2015 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York, 2015, pp. 104-105, ill.