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Jester's flute (after 18th-century French type)

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Unvarnished maple. Made in three parts: the head has mouthpiece, a hollow spherical chamber with two perforated conical nozzles (one is lost), and a body with dummy bore and finger-holes.

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

late 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1865

Medium or Technique

Maple

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Accessories