the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

Europe history: associated pipes

one-handed pipe, no percussion

It is not always obvious which type of pipe is being played in some of the iconography.


Greek/Roman lead figureGreek/Roman lead figure
2nd - 8th century Jordan2nd to 8th century Jordan 11th century Catalonia, Spain11th century Catalonia, Spain
end 13th centuryend 13th century, Teruel Cathedral, Spain
14th/15th century14th/15th century Pamplona, Spain
14th - 16th century Cyprus14th - 16th century Cyprus
14081408 France 1410 Mercury1410-1414 Paris, France, Mercury playing double pipes France, stone carvingFrance, stone carving
1410-201410-20 player and Mercury 1415 Belgium1415 Belgium 14181418 Paris, France shepherd France1418-1425 shepherd
France f.85v
1459 angel player1459 Florence, Italy 15th centurylate 15th century Bruges, Belgium page xi
1450-1475 France1450-1475 France
15th century Flanders
15th century, Mercury
Tarot card MercuryTarot card, Mercury
14651465 Italy not a tarot card 'poetry' tarot card1470-80 Tarot card 'Poetry'  
15111511 female player, Tours, France 15111511 female player in a prayer book, France 15171517 Germany
15441544-1552 Basel, Switzerland
1600-1625 Italy1600-1625 Italy, putti on cloud
MadridRoyal Palace of Madrid, Spain
player[unknown] playing for dancing[unknown]
putti1753 Helmstädt, Germany
book frontispiece
early 19th centuryearly 19th century France Goose from The Delightful Game of the Goose
1841 England: Concert of the Alpine Singers at the Assembly Rooms:1841Norwich Mercury - Saturday 22 May 1841
19001900 child with pipe and hobby-horse by Hans Boesch, Germany 1900 France1900 'dancing faun' Luxemburg Gardens, Paris, France    
Dance of Death Images
Ausburger15th century Augsburger, Bavaria, Germany
14401440 The Doctor, Switzerland 1448-53 Bern Cathedral, Switzerland    
EmperorThe Emperor
Wellcome Library, London 
1617 young man1617 The Young man 1825 young man1825-1851 The Young Man
Salzbergen, Germany Tyrol Austria1830 Martinskapelle (chapel of Saint Martin), Elbigenalp, Tyrol, Austria  

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