Capped reedpipe (pibgorn)

19th century


Object Place: Wales

Dimensions

Length 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1884

Medium or Technique

Walnut, cowhorn

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Cylindrical tube of walnut with six equally-spaced finger-holes in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear. The air-chamber is at the top. The bell has two lips of unequal length with serrated edges, both made of horn. Small single beating straw reed.

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