Piffaro Oboe

Piffaro Oboe

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This oboe was made by an unkown maker in Italy, 19th century. It is a piffaro oboe, made of cherry, with 8 fingerholes and 1 thumbhole. The instrument has a conical bore.
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Object Name
date made
19th century
place made
Physical Description
cherry (overall material)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 24.13 cm x 6.0325 cm
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania (through Dr. Robert H. Dyson)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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