Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Saing Waing Ah-Pwe (figures of Burmese orch)

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Culture:
Burmese
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 6 - 8 in.
Classifications:
modern (casts, models, display material)
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.3368
Not on view
This model of an itinerant theatre orchestra derives its name from the set of tuned drums enclosed by a circular screen. Though essentially a percussion ensemble, this saing includes wind and stringed instruments accompanying the dancers.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
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