Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cornetto in A

17th century
Wood, leather
Height: 22 13/16 in. (58 cm) Outer Diameter of Bell: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated
Credit Line:
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1953
Accession Number:
Not on view
Composed of two carved-out wooden halves, wrapped with embossed leather. The mouthpiece is missing.
Marking: 1) (carved on edge of lower end) HWK
2) (stamped in leather above lower end) [indistinct pattern inside oval surround - possibly maker's mark]
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
"The Brass Instrument Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." Historic Brass Society Journal (1999), vol. 11, pg. 116,137, ill.

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