Britannica Aulos Candia



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English: Diagram of an aulos (musical instrument of ancient Greece) found in the collection of the Candia Museum.
Date published 1911
Source 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol. 2, p. 918
Author John L. Myres
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(From a drawing by Prof. John L. Myres.)
Fig. 1. — Diagram of the Fragments of an Aulos (Candia Mus.).

a, Triple wrapping of bronze as well as slide.
b, Slide with hole.
c, Slides with two holes not uncovered together.
d, Slides with two holes not uncovered together, one hole at back.
e, Slide.
f, Slide missing.
g, Slide missing, scars of slide holes.
h, Slide.
i and j, Slide.
k, Socket.
l, Male half of joint.
m, n o, Slides, the top hole being in the slide only.
p and q, Slides, with two holes;

the small hole shown is in the

pipe, there being a corresponding hole in the slide at the back.
r, Bronze covering (and slide?).
s, Male joint.
t, The wavy line shows the extreme length of fragment.
u, 13 mm. inside diameter, 14 mm. outside diameter.
w, Engraved lines and conical form of bronze covering.
x, Wavy line shows extreme length of fragment.
y, Stopped end of pipe with engraved lines.

The line between r and s is either a turned ring or part of bronze cover. The double lines to the right of t are engraved lines.

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