Oboe

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Wooden oboe consisting of bell [.1] and stem [.2] with mouthpiece [.3] and thin piece of wood attached [.4] (sounding reed missing).

Description

Wooden oboe consisting of bell [.1] and stem [.2] with mouthpiece [.3] and thin piece of wood attached [.4] (sounding reed missing).

Place details: E AFRICA. Unknown

Cultural Group: Swahili 

Local Name: Unknown. 

Materials: Wood Plant / Textile / ?. 

Processes: Perforated / Burnt / Carved / ?. 

Dimensions: Max L = 440 mm Max L [.1] = 138 mm Max Diam [.1] = 85 mm Max L [.2] = 240 mm Max L [.3] = 102 mm Max L [.4] = 88 mm 

Field Collector: William Ernest Taylor, Church Missionary Society 

When Collected: 1882-1890 

Other Owners: Collected by William Ernest Taylor while working for the Church Missionary Society in East Africa, and purchased from his widow Catherine Taylor after his death in October 1927 [RTS 10/2/2005]. 

PRM Source: Catherine Taylor 

Acquired: Purchased December 1927

Keywords: Musical Instrument / Double Reed / Class: Music / ?.

Music Class: 4.

Music Name: Oboe. 

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