Set of fragmentary auloi
Hellenistic or Roman Imperial Period
50 B.C.–1 A.D.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroë, Beg., North Africa, Pyramid N. 6
Length of longest: 93 cm (36 5/8 in.) Length of shortest 38 cm (15 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bronze, ivory, bone, wood
Not On View
Aerophone double reed fragments packed in boxes. Found in a damaged state, but include parts of at least 12 different pipes. Remains now extremely fragile.
From Meroe, Beg., N 6. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Field nos. 21-3-350, 21-3-702).
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Improvisation in Ionic rhythm, 2012
Performed by Stefan Hagel on a replica after historic fragments, made by Stefan Hagel