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Bagpipe (biniou)

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Chanter and one drone. Leather bag covered with black velvet. Three stocks. The blow-pipe of ebony is tipped with ivory and inlaid with tin ornamentation. The drone of ebony is in three parts with flaring bell, tipped with brass rings and also inlaid with tin; cylindrical bore. The chanter of...

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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

19th century

Object Place

Brittany, France


Chanter length (without reed) 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ebony, tin, ivory, brass, leather, cloth


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones