Cornet-trompe in D

Attributed to Alphonse (Antoine) Sax Belgian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680

This unusually wound hunting horn was designed to be more easily handled than the traditional large and unwieldy hooped horn used in the field to signal to members of the hunting party. Its ergonomic form enables it to be tucked snugly under the arm against the player’s body for safe and convenient carrying.

Cornet-trompe in D, Attributed to Alphonse (Antoine) Sax (Belgian, active France, Brussels 1822–1874 Paris), Brass, French

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