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Oboe (rgya-gling)

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Turned hardwood body with conical bore. Ferrule at upper end of copper with silver beading and brass-filled engraving. Bell of copper with three brass- plated filigree rings. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Between fingerholes are five silver rings (three more missing), three mounted...

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About 1950, sold by a pawn shop on 3rd Avenue, New York, to Robert E. Lehmann, New York; 1975, gift of Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 12, 1975)

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Gift of Mr. Robert A. Lehman

19th century

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Length 55 cm, width 13.7 cm (Length 21 5/8 in., width 5 3/8 in.)

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Wood, copper alloy, semi-precious stones


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones