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Shell trumpet (pututu)

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Provenance

Before 1984, purchased at a markey, Cuzco, Peru, by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Unknown culture, A.D. 1500–1800

Object Place

Peru

Dimensions

Length 17.4 cm, width 13.7 cm (Length 6 7/8 in., width 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.404

Medium or Technique

Seashell, cane, resin

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones