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 11701170's horn or pipe? Germany
13th century13th century Sicily, Italy
end 13th centuryend 13th century,
Teruel Cathedral, Spain
France, stone carvingFrance, stone carving

12891289 manuscript, England page 115

13001300 Ghent, Belgium
14th century14th century France, Mercury
14th century14th century, Italy, Pan
14th/15th century14th/15th century Pamplona, Spain
14th - 16th century Cyprus14th - 16th century Cyprus
14081408 France
14111411 Paris, France
1410 Mercury1410-1414 Paris, France, Mercury playing double pipes
15th century15th century Genoa, Italy
1410-201410-20 player and Mercury 1415 Belgium1415-1449 Flanders, Belgium 14181418 Paris, France
shepherd France1418-1425 shepherd
France f.85v
14301430 Lyons, France copyright

14301430 shepherd for dancing

15th century Denmark1454 to 1513 Denmark
playing for dancing[unknown]
c 1430c 1430 fool, Hague, Belgium
1459 angel player1459 Florence, Italy 15th centurylate 15th century Bruges, Belgium page xi  
1450-1475 France1450-1475 France
15th century Flanders
15th century, Mercury
1450-14751450-1475 shepherd, Netherlands 1450-1475close-up of pipes
15th century15th century Warwickshire, England
15th century15th century Mercury, Cognac, France 15th century close-up of pipeclose-up of pipe

1450-14751450-1475 Mercury, Auvergne, France

late 15th centurylate 15th century Paris, France page 175 15th century15th century misericord, Holy Trinity
Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Tarot card MercuryTarot card, Mercury 1450-14751450-1475 Troyes, France 15th century15th century England, Mercury 98v
1450-601450-60 Poitiers, France France  
14651465 Italy not a tarot card 'poetry' tarot card1470-80 Tarot card 'Poetry 15h - 16th century15th/16th century Bologna, Italy 14691469 shepherd, France
14701470 England 'The Fool'
14711471 jester's hood down, Germany
Germany1480 house book from Wolfegg Castle, Germany
14841484 Pan, Flemish, Bruges,
14931493 Germany
1494 1494 fresco, Vatican, Italy 15021502 Mercury, Germany  

15031503 book decoration, Rouen, France f248v

15111511 female player, Tours, France 15111511 female player in a prayer book, France 15171517 Germany
15251525 Germany, painting 15351535 Germany  

15441544-1552 Basel, Switzerland (or smoking a pipe?)

15521552 Mercury, France
c.1570c.1570 painting, Flemish
pipe player1570 fool playing a pipe from
Feast of Fools
16th century16th century mythological
Nuremberg, Germany
15701570 mythological painting Netherlands / England
1575-15851575-1585 drawing, Germany 16th century16th century misericord, Calvados, France    
16001600 Belgium 16031603 Augsburg, Germany
16101610 Spain
MadridRoyal Palace of Madrid, Spain 1600-1625 Italy1600-1625 Italy, putti on cloud 16381638 Italy painting (detail)
16141614 Netherlands 16501650 Antwerp, Belgium 1660-16901660-1690 Netherlands 17th century17th century anon

17351735 ceramic plate, Italy

1750's 1750's France, The Wallace Collection
1700-1725 1700-17251700-1725 embroidered picture with Maypole scene, UK  
17381738 allegory, Netherlands 1750-18001750-1800 snuff box side, Germany    
putti1753 Helmstädt, Germany
book frontispiece
17701770 France 17751775 Germany  
17801780 France
17891789 Austria
17911791 London, England
Meissen 27231743 Meissen 2723 MeissenShepherdess MeissenShepherdess MeissenShepherdess
Meissen copy 19th century19th century Meissen copy Meissen19th century copy Meissencopy  
early 19th centuryearly 19th century, plate, Russia 19th century19th century painting France early 19th centuryearly 19th century France Goose from The Delightful Game of the Goose
18191819 allegorical print, France 18201820 inkstand, Paris, France 19th century19th century figurine  
1841 England: Concert of the Alpine Singers at the Assembly Rooms:1841Norwich Mercury - Saturday 22 May 1841
1840's - 60's1840's-60's music cover, France 18761876 Russian Federation
18841884 painting, England
18881888 Belgium ‘Fantastic Musicians’ 18971897 siren in Thomas Bulfinch, ‘The Age of Fable’ Philadelphia, USA, page 303 18981898 Cyprus  
1900 France1900 'dancing faun' Luxemburg Gardens
, Paris, France
19001900 child with pipe and hobby-horse
by Hans Boesch, Germany
19301930 faun sitting on goat, England  
19371937 book illustration, France Indiasource India (double pipe)    
18361836North America Menominee Apache|North America, Apache player buttonbutton, USA, date unknown
20232023 Basque Country, part of a band
Dance of Death Images
Ausburger15th century Augsburger, Bavaria, Germany
14401440 The Doctor, Switzerland 1448-53 Bern Cathedral, Switzerland player[unknown]    
EmperorThe Emperor
Wellcome Library, London 
1617 young man1617 The Young man

17th century17th century Berne, Switzerland
(search dance)

Salzbergen, Germany Tyrol Austria1830 Martinskapelle (chapel of Saint Martin), Elbigenalp, Tyrol, Austria
1825 young man1825-1851 The Young Man

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