The MFA holds the largest cache of fragments from several pairs of auloi, the principal musical wind instrument of antiquity. Excavated in 1921, these rare reedpipes have been the subject of intense scientific, technical, and musical research by a team of experts since 2013. Learn how these auloi were made, what they sound like, and how they came to be buried in an ancient Nubian ruler’s tomb. Co-organized by Curators Circles: Conservation and Collections, Laurel Society, Lotus Society, and Musical Instruments.
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