Voice modifier (zazah)

19th century

Object Place: England


17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Musical Instruments


Sound devices

A cylindrical tube of stained boxwood with a membrane covered by a perforated cap. A sound tube near the membrane. The tube has three finger- holes, which are used to produce a kind of tremolo when two of them are stopped and the third is trilled by shaking the finger on it. The finger- holes have no effect on intonation.


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