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Cornetto (after 17th-century type)

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In A. The lowest tone is a. Made from two slabs of wood, the curved conoidal bore carved in halves which have been fastened together and covered by black leather. The outside of the tube is of irregular, octagonal cross-section. Six finger-holes in the front; a thumb-hole in the rear. 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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection


Reproduced with permission.

late 19th century

Object Place

Hatfield Regis, England


Length 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, leather


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones