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Forester's horn

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Made of a cow's horn; German silver bell, two hoops with eyelets for a chord, a mouthpipe of German silver with a fixed cup-shaped mouthpiece of ivory. Raised stamping of a leaping deer on ond side.


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

19th century

Object Place

Probably Germany


Length 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cowhorn, nickel silver


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones