University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameZourna
Object Number: AF98
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Culture Area: North Africa
Credit Line:Gift of Sarah (Mrs. William D.) Frishmuth, 1900


Zourna, el Zamr. Large conical wooden oboe with slightly flaring bell. Seven widely spaced frontal stops, one dorsal stop. Seven small sound holes in bell section (three at front, two to each side). Wooden piece of lighter coloured wood caps top of instrument; cloths-pin shape, fitting in bore. Good condition, but no reed. Would have double reed. Black material on back side of instrument indicates possible plugged crack.

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