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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 an official 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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