Height: 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm) Diameter (At widest point): 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Aerophone-Blow Hole-end-blown flute (vertical)
Rogers Fund, 1988
Not on view
Bamboo is the typical material for end-blown flutes, but special decorative ones have sometimes been produced. This molded porcelain tube, marked "Lin Chao Jing," mimics bamboo and is decorated at each end with a vegetal meander, a "Greek key" pattern, and a leaf design. That the instrument is playable is remarkable, as probably only one out of two hundred fired would sound correctly.