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Conch Shell Trumpet

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Native Name:
Horagai
Object Number:
A726
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
19th Century - 1866
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1866
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Conch Shell
Copper Alloy
Description:
Hora shell trumpet. Trumpets like these are made from triton (sea snail) shell called horagai in Japanese. The conch shell trumpet is blown by a Brahmin who has an official role in special ceremonies such as a royal cremation. It is also used by temple priests.
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah (Mrs. William D.) Frishmuth
Other Number:
A198   -   Seder Number

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