Bagpipe (lowland pipes)

19th century

Object Place: Scotland


Chanter length (without reed) 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, silver, leather, cloth

Not On View


Musical Instruments



Chanter and three drones. Leather bag covered with green woollen cloth, fringe on edges. Three stocks, silver tips. Drones of different lengths, conoidal bores of very small taper; silver and ivory tips. Chanter with cylindrical bore; seven finger-holes in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear.


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