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Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Mexican
Creator Name-CRT: West Mexico, Colima, Comala style (200 BC-AD 300)
Title: Conch Shell Trumpet Vessel
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -20
Creation End Date: 300
Creation Date: 200 BC-300
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 13.8cm x 22.3cm x 25.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1966.127
Credit Line: Gift of J. H. Wade III
Conch shell trumpets were used during many kinds of important events throughout the ancient Americas. The shells were converted to trumpets by removing the tip to form a mouthpiece, as this ceramic replica of a trumpet shows. Holes were often drilled in the shell for a carrying cord.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1966.127
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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