Dizi, Transverse Flute Fragment


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Artifact Identification Dizi, Transverse Flute Fragment   (1941.01.0010B)
  1. Communication T&E
  2. :
  3. Musical T&E
  4. :
  5. Musical Instruments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 1850 – 1911 CE
Culture Chinese

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 8.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 2.3 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 22 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Tooth--Ivory
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Yellowish White (10Y 8.5/2; 10YR 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

This transverse flute called a titzo is used in theatrical, funeral, and wedding music. Its tube is wrapped with bands of waxed silk, and it is often adorned with silk tassels.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of School of Music, UIUC
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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