Bue Balabala

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Aoba island, Ambae, Vanuatu
Culture:
Melanesian
Medium:
bamboo, fiber
Dimensions:
Longest pipe 7 in., shortest 2-3/4 in. (L.C. says, "Longest pipe 5-7/8 in., shortest 2-3/4 in.")
Classification:
Aerophone-Blow Hole-panpipe
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.833
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. 38.