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Lituus (after ancient Roman type)

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Reproduction of a Roman calvary trumpet. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Copper, with brass mouthpiece. The approximate tonality is G. The conoidal part of the tube is curved up, forming a rimless bell. The original of the instrument is preserved in the Vatican Museum in Rome and was found in 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

late 19th century

Object Place

Brussels, Belgium


Length 163 cm (64 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones