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Bagpipe (zampogna)

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Two plain drones and two drones with finger-holes inserted in one large stock. The blow-pipe is attached to the second stock. The bores of all the pipes are conical. Two plain drones, short and long, made of walnut in two parts. Right-hand drone (short) of walnut made in two parts: the...

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

early 19th century

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Drone lengths (without reeds) 28.5 cm, 59 cm, 75 cm, 127 cm (drone lengths without reeds 11 1/4 in., 23 1/4 in., 29 1/2 in., 50 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut, leather


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones