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Reed. Nineteen pieces of reed closed at the bottom, placed side by side; held together by four narrow strips of reed tied with string. Compass: c''-f''''; diatonic scale.


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

Possibly Spain


Length 17 cm, width 23 cm, thickness 1.8 cm (Length 6 11/16 in., width 9 1/16 in., thickness 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones