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Turkish crescent

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A brass pole with wooden handle and sliding sleeve. Surmounted by a small crescent, below which is a small sphere and four bells. Further below there are (1) a round, pavilion-shaped perforated piece with twelve bells on the lower rim; (2) a large crescent with six bells; (3) a sphere with...

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

early 19th century

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Height 17.8 cm, width 40 cm, depth 30.5 cm (Height 70 1/16 in., width 15 3/4 in., depth 12 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brass, maple


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones