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Smithsonian Institution Collections


  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Excavated by Thomas Hewitt Myring (ca. 1861-1916, employed by a mining company with interests in South America), probably between 1890 and 1895; sold to Henry Van Den Bergh (1851-1937, Dutch margarine manufacturer and art collector living in London) in 1909; purchased in 1927 in London, England, by George Heye for MAI.
Date Created
AD 200-600
Pottery, paint
Modeled, painted
36 x 7.5 x 20 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound