Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Date: late 18th–early 19th century

Geography: China or Korea

Culture: probably Chinese

Medium: Jade

Dimensions: 21 7/16 × 3/4 × 3/4 in. (54.5 × 1.9 × 1.9 cm)

Classification: Aerophone-Blow Hole-side-blown flute (transverse)

Credit Line: Gift of Rolf Jacoby, 1965

Accession Number: 65.149a, b


A jade flute would not have been used by a professional musician. This example was likely made for a wealthy amateur or as a decorative object.