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Panpipes (fieould)

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Trapezoidal flat piece of boxwood with an ear having a small hole by which it is hung. Eleven tubes bored into the piece. Unvarnished. Compass: c'''-f''''; diatonic scale. Used by itinerant Basque dealers.


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

Southern France


Length 10.5 cm, width 7.5 cm, thickness 1 cm (Length 4 1/8 in., width 2 15/16 in., thickness 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones