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Description (Brief)
This galoubet was made by an unknown maker, probably France, 19th century. It is a galoubet in C, made of boxwood, with 2 fingerholes and 1 thumbhole. This three-hole pipe is a wind instrument designed to be played by one hand, leaving the other hand free to play a tabor drum, bell, psalterium or tambourin à cordes, bones, triangle or other percussive instrument. The galoubet’s tone can resemble that of a bird chirping
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date made
19th century
place made
Physical Description
boxwood (overall material)
overall: 12 1/8 in x 1 in; 30.7975 cm x 2.54 cm
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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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