Bockhorn

19th century


Object Place: Possibly Sweden

Dimensions

Length 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1963

Medium or Technique

Cow or goathorn

Not On View

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Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Made of a goat’s horn. Mounted with a brass band near the bell. Four equally spaced finger-holes. Irregular oval shaped integral mouthpiece carved in the small end and similar to that of the [MFA’s] shofar [no. 17.1961]. Irregular initial bore of circular shape with two slots filed diametrically opposite one another.

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