Henri-Michel-Antoine Chapu (French, 1833–1891). Music, ca. 1869. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Sid R. Bass Gift, in honor of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, and Rogers Fund, 2001 (2001.4)
Double Whistle Period: Pre-Colombian Date: century Geography: Mexico Culture: Mayan Medium: Pottery, paint Dimensions: H. × cm) Classification: Aerophone-Whistle Flute Credit Line: Purchase, Gift of Elizabeth M. Riley, by exchange, 2000
Miniature cradles for the Christ Child were popular devotional objects in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and were venerated, especially in convents, where they were often presented to women taking their vows
The Department of Musical Instruments announces the closure of its galleries for a yearlong renovation project, and invites readers to stay in touch with the department across a number of digital channels.