Double duct flute (dvojnice)

19th century

Object Place: Croatia


Length 31.3 cm (12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)


Musical Instruments



Bessaraboff - Made out of a solid block of holly-oak. Two slightly divirgent cylindrical bores. The tubes, separated about half-way down by a hole cut through the stock, have a thin connecting rib left at the bottom. Three finger-holes in the left-hand pipe and four finger-holes in the right-hand pipe. Rough burnt-in decorations; the connecting rib has a circular hole. The top end has a wide mouthpiece and two fipples.


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