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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Name-CRT: Japanese
Title: Sho (Mouth Organ)
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1800
Creation End Date: 1899
Creation Date: 19th Century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Aerophone/reed blown
Materials and Techniques: Bamboo wood, metal
Dimensions: H. 19 in. (48.3 cm); Diam. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 89.4.2957
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
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.
AMICA ID: MMA_.89.4.2957
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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