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Trumpet (oliphant)

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Ivory hunting horn. Irregular bore with a wooden pierced plug located 25 cm. from the bell opening. Made of an elephant's tusk, richly carved with hunting scenes and the conversion of St. Eustace. Hemispherical cup mouthpiece of ivory with small orifice and conoidal backbore.

Provenance

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

Bavaria, Germany

Dimensions

Length 99 cm (39 in.)

Accession Number

17.1962

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones