17 March 2016
TWO BAMBOO FLUTES
Each is carved from a length of bamboo, with five key holes on top and two finger holes on the bottom. One is incised with a couplet on making acquaintances and gaining knowledge from reading; the other is incised with a couplet adapted from a poem by Li Shangyin (813-c.858) which made references to heavenly music, followed by a signature, Changshan, and a bamboo motif.
31 3/8 and 27 ½ in. (79.7 and 69.9 cm.) long
Nicholas Grindley, London, 1998.
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