Cempoala-style trumpet

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Culture/People
probably Huastec (Huasteca) (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
John G. McGhee (John Gilmer McGhee), Non-Indian, 1922-2018
Seller
John G. McGhee (John Gilmer McGhee), Non-Indian, 1922-2018
Object Name
Cempoala-style trumpet
Media/Materials
Sea snail shell/shells
Techniques
Carved, incised, drilled
Dimensions
24 x 13 x 9.5 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
Place
Pánuco; Pánuco; Pánuco Municipality, Huasteca Alta Region; Veracruz State; Mexico
Date created
AD 900–1550 (Post-Classic period)
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of John Gilmer McGhee (1922–2018, an American artist living in Mexico); purchased by MAI from John McGhee in 1970.
Catalog Number
24/3562
Barcode
243562.000
See related items
Huastec (Huasteca) (archaeological culture)
Music and Sound
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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