Galeon, Bamboo, Melanesian

Galeon

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Nggela Islands (formerly Florida Islands), Solomon Islands
Culture:
Melanesian
Medium:
Bamboo
Dimensions:
"Longest pipe 25.4 cm (10 in.), Shortest pipe 6.4 cm (2-1/2 in.)"; also written, "Longest tube 48.3 cm (1 ft. 7 in.), shortest tube 4.1 cm (1 ft. 5/8 in.)"
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-panpipe
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.804
Not on view
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 32.