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Mute cornett

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In C. Made of an antelope's horn with an integral conoidal mouthpiece bored in the solid part of the tip of the horn. Six finger-holes in the front with countersunk edges provide cup-shaped orifices for the finger tips and insure adequate stopping. No trimmings nor embellishments of any...

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Provenance

By 1890, found in a village, Norfolk, England, where it was known as the "Harvest Horn," and had existed for generation [according to the Royal Military Exhibition, 1890]; by 1916, acquired by Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by 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

possibly 17th century

Object Place

Norfolk, England

Dimensions

Length 45.4 cm (17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1953

Medium or Technique

Antelope horn

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones