An instrument of the oboe type. In three parts: conical shaped body into which fit the bell-shaped lower section and a metal mouthpiece. The circular disc usually surrounding the top of the mouthpiece is missing as is the double reed (often a folded piece of leaf or blade of grass.) Made of soft wood with five stops. Peculiar to the ruling class although a performer may play on it for begging. Not indigenous to the area but the result of Islamic influence.
Gift of Sarah (Mrs. William D.) Frishmuth
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[Book] Polin, Claire C. 1954. Gifts of Jubal: Musical Instruments fromo the Ancient East. : Page/Fig./Plate: xxii
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