Lur (after Danish example, about 1000 B.C.)

late 19th century
Probably by Victor-Charles Mahillon (Belgian, 1841–1924)


Object Place: Brussels, Belgium

Dimensions

Length 119 cm (46 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1968

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Bronze. Conoidal bore. Made in two principal parts, each part consisting of three joints fastened by ferrules. Cup-shaped mouthpiece. The bell end is embellished by a disc with eight hemispherical indentations; five pendants on rings near the mouthpiece. The original of this instrument was found in an excavation of remnants of the Bronze Age in peat beds in Denmark and is now preserved in the Royal Museum of Antiquities of the North in Copenhagen.

Provenance

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