Clarinet (erkencho)

19th century


Object Place: Argentina

Dimensions

Length 30.6 cm, diameter 7 cm (Length 12 1/16 in., diameter 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2257

Medium or Technique

Cowhorn

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Made of cow’s horn, with the tip faces off to provide clearance in the form of a cavity similar to a clarinet mouthpiece. The reed is of very thin bone, tied by a silk thread. The mouthpiece cap is lost.

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