User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Post horn

Start collecting

Octave in B-flat. Conoidal bore. Copper, with brass mouthpiece. The tube is bent twice upon itself, trumpet-like, but the bends are brought closely together and soldered.


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



Length 28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones