The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
The Japanese mouth organ used in gagaku (court music) descended from the Chinese sheng. The lacquered air chamber is often decorated. Here a spider waits for the next victim to be ensnared in the web.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Florence H. Learned (Mrs. Dwight W. Learned)
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. 120-121, ill.
"Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978), Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pg. 30-31, ill.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 62.