Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Soprano Helicon in B-flat

mid-19th century
possibly Italian
Brass, nickel-silver
Height (Perpendicular to bell): 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
Diameter (Of bell): 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Weight: 1.7 lbs. (771.115 g)
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Sarah Emma Frishmuth
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 190, ill.

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. 190, 190+, ill.

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