Musicians and Mercury

I just added the below caption and image to the 17th century timeline (1st half). As you can see from this article, trombone was active in processions even well before this seemingly early example.

 

1614—Dresden, Germany: An image documenting a procession in honor of the baptism of Duke August depicts two trombones and a cornetto, followed by a person dressed as Mercury (see below image; public domain) (Dresden Staatsarchiv).

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