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Buccina (after 1st-century B.C. Pompeiian type)

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Conoidal bore. Brass. The tube is bent into a G-shape in the same plane. Cup-shaped mouthpiece; moderately flaring bell. The instrument is braced with a turned wooden rod. The original of this instrument was found in an excavation in Pompeii and is now preserved in the National Museum in...

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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

late 19th century

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Length 132 cm (51 15/16 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones