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Alto crumhorn (after 17th-century type)

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Soprano in A. J-shaped tube of maple, covered with black leather. Reed cap (not original) with mouthpiece. Brass staple (or crook) for holding the double reed. Bore is cylindrical except at the end, where it flares slightly. Eight finger-holes (one of which is stopped with wax) and one...

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

possibly late 19th century

Object Place

Possibly Italy


Length 52 cm (20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones