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Trumpet (salpinx)

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Comprised of thirteen sections of tubing of bone with ferrules of bronze at one end of each section. Tubing sections vary in length between 52 and 148 mm and are joined to each other with socket and tenon. Mouthpiece of bone with no defined cup, throat, or backbore. Bell of cast bronze (318 mm...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Joseph Brummer, Brummer Gallery, Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York (acquired from a dealer in Paris who in turn acquired it from a Greek who said it was from Olympia); April 1, 1937: purchased by MFA from Joseph Brummer for $ 3,200.00

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Hellenistic or Roman Imperial Period, About 3rd century B.C. to 3rd century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 155 x 7.8 cm (61 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.301

Medium or Technique

Bone with bronze ferrules and bell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones