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Trumpet

  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
  • Trumpet
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Excavated by Thomas Hewitt Myring (1860-1916, who was employed by a mining company with interests in South America), probably between 1890 and 1895; purchased by Henry Vanden Bergh (1851-1937, a Dutch margarine manufacturer and art collector living in London) from Thomas Myring in 1909; purchased by George Heye from Henry Vanden Bergh in 1927 in London, England.
Culture/People
probably Moche (Mochica) (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Excavator
T. Hewitt Myring (Thomas Hewitt Myring), Non-Indian, 1860-1916
Previous owner
T. Hewitt Myring (Thomas Hewitt Myring), Non-Indian, 1860-1916
Previous seller
T. Hewitt Myring (Thomas Hewitt Myring), Non-Indian, 1860-1916
Previous owner
Henry Vanden Bergh (Henry Van Den Berg/Henry Vanden Berg), Non-Indian, 1851-1937
Seller
Henry Vanden Bergh (Henry Van Den Berg/Henry Vanden Berg), Non-Indian, 1851-1937
Date created
AD 200-600
Object Type
Trumpet
Media/Materials
Pottery, paint
Techniques
Modeled, painted
Dimensions
36 x 7.5 x 20 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound