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Tenor cornett

Period:
17th Century
Description:

Single-curved tenor cornett with leatherbound wooden body that was been tooled with geometric decoration. The instrument, also sometimes referred to as a lizard, has a single brass key with square cover. 

 

The tenor cornett flourished in use during the 17th and 18th centuries and was used almost exclusively as an ensemble instrument, with no solo music surviving to present day.

Place of Production:
Italy
Dimensions:
Length: 876mm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000510
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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