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Aulos (after ancient Greecian type)

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Reed pipe allegedly similar to that used by the ancient Greeks. Cylindrical wooden tube with five finger-holes in the front and a thumb-hole in the rear.

Provenance

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

late 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length (including reed) 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1895

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones