University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 92-29-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Mayan
Provenience: Guatemala
Guatemala City
Culture Area: Central America
Maker: Carlos Ramiro Asturias Gomez
Period: Modern
Date Made: c. 1990
Early Date: 1989
Late Date: 1991
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Leather
Cotton
Paint
Technique:Carved
Painted
Credit Line:Gift of the artist Carlos Ramiro Asturias Gomez, 1992

Description

Functional conical wood trumpet - carved from single piece. Carved knob-like mouthpiece at narrow end. Pair of opposing hemispherical dent carved into bell end.. Carved "fist-like" Maya glyph juts out at roughly the mid point of the instrument - fingerlike appendages, with dots on the digits and hole for carrying strap of heavy twisted and knotted cotton fiber. Mouthpiece end covered with plaited leather strips. Painted Maya heiroglyphs at bell end. Created based on representation of so-called "trumpet" on NA11701.


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