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Wrought iron, with remnants of copper plating inside. Upper part egg-shaped, lower part elongated into an ellipsoidal opening of smaller size. Square loop on the long iron tongue. Made of one piece of sheet iron, hammered into shape, overlapped and welded on the sides.


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

Athens, Greece


Height 14.9 cm, width 17.6 cm, depth 11.5 cm (Height 5 7/8 in., width 6 15/16 in., depth 4 1/2 in.)

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Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones