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Pipa, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 15th–early 16th century. China. Wood, ivory, bone, silk. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Furi Tsuzumi Date: 19th century Geography: Japan Medium: Wood Dimensions: Height: 35.6 cm (14 in.); Diam. of Cylinders: 2 1/2 in. and 3 1/4 in. Classification: Membranophone-double-headed / cylindrical drum

Kagura Suzu Date: late 19th century Geography: Japan Dimensions: L.12 in. Classification: Idiophone-Shaken

1830 French Russian bassoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Just to clarify: this is an instrument called a Russian bassoon, and it's made in France.

Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby