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Panpipes, Flutes, and Whistles

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  • Panpipes

    19th century

    Description

    Reed. Nineteen pieces of reed closed at the bottom, placed side by side; held together by four narrow strips of reed tied with string. Compass: c''-f''''; diatonic scale.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 17 cm, width 23 cm, thickness 1.8 cm (Length 6 11/16 in., width 9 1/16 in., thickness 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Cane

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1842

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  • Panpipes (castrapuercas)

    19th century

    Description

    Iron, tinplated. Nine tubes. Wire loop for a cord. Compass: e'''-f''''; diatonic scale.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 7 cm, width 7 cm, thickness 1 cm (Length 2 3/4 in., width 2 3/4 in., thickness 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Tinplated iron

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1844

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  • Panpipes (fieould)

    19th century

    Description

    Trapezoidal flat piece of boxwood with an ear having a small hole by which it is hung. Eleven tubes bored into the piece. Unvarnished. Compass: c'''-f''''; diatonic scale. Used by itinerant Basque dealers.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 10.5 cm, width 7.5 cm, thickness 1 cm (Length 4 1/8 in., width 2 15/16 in., thickness 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1843

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  • End-blown flute

    mid-19th century

    Description

    Cylindrical reed tube with six finger-holes in the front and one thumb-hole in the rear; the joint membrane, located about 8 mm. from the lowest finger-hole, is pierced through; chamfered upper edge. The outside surface is almost completely covered with an engraving of the battle of Navarino (1827).

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Cane

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1828

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  • End-blown flute

    19th century

    Description

    Cylindrical brass tube with six finger-holes in the front and one thumb-hole in the rear; chamfered upper edge.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1829

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  • End-blown fute (caval)

    1950–70

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 85.7 cm (33 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Boxwood, bone, horn

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1984.305

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    Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

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  • Sopranino ocarina

    about 1870

    Giuseppe Donati (Italian, 1835–1925 Italian)

    Description

    Sopranino in G. The lowest tone is g''. Brown earthenware, painted black, with traces of gilt ornament. Brass mouthpiece. Tuning cork with wooden button. Eight finger-holes in front, two thumb-holes in the rear. Two gilt labels (not legible, but similar to 1917.1836).

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 14.2 cm, diameter 4.5 cm (Length 5 9/16 in., diameter 1 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Earthenware

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1835

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    Europe, Musical Instruments

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  • Vessel flute (bass ocarina)

    about 1870

    Giuseppe Donati (Italian, 1835–1925 Italian)

    Description

    Bass in G. The lowest tone is g. Brown earthenware, painted black. Seven finger-holes in front, one thumb-hole in the rear. Two gilt labels.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 37 cm, diameter 11 cm (Length 14 9/16 in., diameter 4 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Earthenware

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1836

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    Europe, Musical Instruments

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  • Soprano ocarina (in the shape of a fish)

    1912

    Description

    Sopranino in E-flat. The lowest tone is e''-flat. In the shape of a fish; of pottery, gilded. Eight holes in front, one thumb-hole in the rear.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 17.5 cm, width 6.3 cm, thickness 4.4 cm (Length 6 7/8 in., width 2 1/2 in., thickness 1 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Earthenware

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1837

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  • Soprano ocarina

    early 20th century

    Description
    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 18 cm, diameter 3.9 cm (Length 7 1/16 in., diameter 1 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Porcelain

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1984.309

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  • Whistle (in the shape of a bird)

    19th century

    Description

    In the shape of a bird. Made of pine with eyes, wings, and feathers burnt into the wood. One finger-hole.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 15 cm, diameter 3.6 cm (Length 5 7/8 in., diameter 1 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Pine

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1831

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  • Boatswain's whistle

    19th century

    Description

    German silver. Consists of a small spherical receptacle with a circular opening at the top, thin curved pipe, reinforcing plate, and rib; a copper ring attach it to a cord. The pitch is indefinite, as it depends upon the strength of the blower.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 11.3 cm, thickness 1.9 cm (Length 4 7/16 in., thickness 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Nickel silver

    Classification

    Musical instruments, Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1830

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