Horn

early 18th century
Friedrich Ehe (German, 1669–1743)


Object Place: Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

Length 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1999

Medium or Technique

Brass

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Bass in G. The lowest actual note is GG. Cylindro-conoidal bore. Brass. The tube is wound two and half times in a circle. The rim of the bell is reinforced by a wide band, decorated with several stamped fleur-de-lis. Mouthpiece (not original) has shallow conical cup.

Inscription

Engraved on garland: MACHT FRIEDRICH / EHE. IN. NURNB.; engraved on garland at opposite side: F [6-point star] H

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