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.

Voice modifier (zazah)

Start collecting

A cylindrical tube of stained boxwood with a membrane covered by a perforated cap. A sound tube near the membrane. The tube has three finger- holes, which are used to produce a kind of tremolo when two of them are stopped and the third is trilled by shaking the finger on it. The finger- holes...

Show Full Description


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



17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Sound Devices