Wood, horn, goatskin, cane reed, metal, various materials
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
Instruments made from the skin of a horned billy goat and decorated with a carved wooden goat’s head were once common in the area of Bohemia, Moravia, Saxony, and Silesia. They usually played dance music and were paired with fiddles.
Marking: (on tongue of chanter reed) H.E. (on tongue of drone reed) D
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
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