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End-blown flute

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Cylindrical reed tube with six finger-holes in the front and one thumb-hole in the rear; the joint membrane, located about 8 mm. from the lowest finger-hole, is pierced through; chamfered upper edge. The outside surface is almost completely covered with an engraving of the battle of Navarino...

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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

mid-19th century

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Length 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones