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Lur (after Danish example, about 1000 B.C.)

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Bronze. Conoidal bore. Made in two principal parts, each part consisting of three joints fastened by ferrules. Cup-shaped mouthpiece. The bell end is embellished by a disc with eight hemispherical indentations; five pendants on rings near the mouthpiece. The original of this instrument was...

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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

late 19th century

Object Place

Brussels, Belgium


Length 119 cm (46 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones