1884.112.15

Endblast shell trumpet with brass mouthpiece.

Place details: ASIA. Japan / Unknown. Cultural Group: Japanese: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Shell / Brass Metal / ?. Processes: ?. Dimensions: Max L = 400 mm Max W = 230 mm L [opening internal] = 190 mm L [opening external] = 370 mm Max D [emb] = 440 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: Prior to 1874 Other Owners: Pitt Rivers sent this object to Bethnal Green Museum for display, as part of the first batch of objects sent there, probably in 1874. This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884 This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884. It was probably displayed at Bethnal Green and/ or South Kensington Museum between 1874 - 1884. PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Trumpet / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 4. MUSIC NAME: Trumpet.

Object description: From conservation card by Katrina Kakouli 09.07.2000: Complete conch shell used as trumpet. Narrow pointed end is fitted with a copper alloy mouth piece. Mouth piece has small heart shaped sections cut into it at the lower end. [FC 10/2/2009]

Research notes: P.D. Charonia Tritonis - Linnaeus [HLR]