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Hunting Horn

Date:
ca. 1700
Geography:
France or Germany
Culture:
French or German
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Length of tube 368 mm, Diam. of bell 48 mm.
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-horn
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1485
Not on view
Tip of an elephant's tusk carved as a grotesque dragon or sea creature holding the integral mouthpiece. Lower half with incised vegetal garlands and scalloped bell end. Probably a ceremonial or decorative item.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"The Brass Instrument Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." Historic Brass Society Journal (1999), vol. 11, pg. 114,136, ill.

"Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978), Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pg. 17, ill.

Musical Instruments of the Western World. McGraw Hill Book Company. New York, Toronto, 1967, pg. 164-165, fig. 61, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 172.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 172.



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