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Natural horn

1745, Manufacturer: Adam Ferber



Natural horn

Typologically, post horns are very small horns that were produced either in circular or elongated form. The characteristics of post horns include their extremely small dimensions and, above all, their mouthpiece that conforms to a bowl mouthpiece instead of the funnel mouthpiece otherwise more common for horns. Later on, post horns could also be provided with keys or valves. The silver post horn by Ferber is distinguished by its fine engraving on the bell in the form of applied horsemen equipped with swords and turban-like hats. (bd)

Location: Neue Burg, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente Saal 12

Object data

Object Name

Natural horn


Austria, Vienna




Dimensions Cover size is a museum or exhibition-specific information. It does not specify the real dimensions of the musical instrument.

245 mm x 150 mm x 90 mm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente

Inv. No.

Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 1065

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