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Hornpipe

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Reed tube with five equally spaced finger-holes and a bell made of the tip of a cow's horn, in which a hole is cut for the insertion of the tube. The top of the tube has a round washer, which is inserted in a gourd forming the air-chamber (the gourd is lost). Single beating straw reed.

Provenance

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

Greece

Dimensions

Length 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1887

Medium or Technique

Cowhorn

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones