Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cornu (reproduction)

Period:
Ancient Rome
Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Roman, Italy
Culture:
Italian (Roman reproduction)
Medium:
metal, wood
Dimensions:
47 1/2 × 39 1/8 × 5 1/16 in. (120.7 × 99.4 × 12.9 cm)
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-trumpet / trombone
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1089
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680
This is a facsimile of a Roman cornu found at Pompeii. It was donated to the Museum by Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown, the pioneering instrument collector and scholar who gifted over 3,500 instruments to the Met. She acquired the instrument from Charles Victor Mahillon, a noted Belgian instrument maker, collector and scholar with whom she often corresponded.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Victor-Charles Mahillon
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 176.

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. 176.

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