Piffaro Oboe

Piffaro Oboe

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Description
This oboe was made by an unknown maker in Italy, undetermined date. It is a Piffaro oboe made of walnut, with a conical bore, 8 fingerholes, 1 thumbhole, and 3 ventholes, and a detachable bell. It has a double reed on a metal staple (not original).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
oboe
place made
Italy
Physical Description
walnut (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 2 7/8 in; 38.1 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
MI.66.093
catalog number
66.093
accession number
254480
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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