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Bass ocarina

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Bass in G. The lowest tone is g. Brown earthenware, painted black. Seven finger-holes in front, one thumb-hole in the rear. Two gilt labels.


Stamped? on body: G. Donati Budrio / Bologna


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

about 1870

Object Place

Bologna, Italy


Length 37 cm, diameter 11 cm (Length 14 9/16 in., diameter 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones