2-keyed Oboe da Caccia

Description:

This oboe da caccia, or "hunting oboe," was made by an unknown maker in Europe, around 1740-1760. It has a leather-covered boxwood body, boxwood bell, and 2 brass keys.

Date Made: 1740-1760

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Europe

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Credit Line: Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.65.0598Catalog Number: 65.0598Accession Number: 1991.0406

Object Name: oboe da caccia

Physical Description: boxwood (overall material)brass (overall material)leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11.6 cm x 84.5 cm; x 4 9/16 in x 33 1/4 inreed: 4 7/8 in x 7/16 in x 7/16 in; 12.3825 cm x 1.11125 cm x 1.11125 cmjoint: 14 1/4 in x 17 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 36.195 cm x 43.815 cm x 3.175 cmbell: 9 in x 4 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 11.43 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-31a6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_605797

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