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Bagpipe (cornemuse)

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Chanter and one drone, both with cylindrical bore. Leather bag with brocaded silk, gilt braid, and fringe. Two stocks of ivory. Ivory blow- pipe with a leather flap which serves as a stop-valve for air. The ivory cap serves as an air-chamber for the chanter and has an auxiliary cap for the...

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In ink (?) on leather bag: Gaillard; stamped on chanter cap: P. G.


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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

probably late 19th century

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Chanter length (without reed) 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, leather, cloth


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones