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Free reed horn. A tusk of ivory with the tip removed. The inside edge of the curve of the tusk has also been flattened on the lateral plane, although it continues to follow the convex shape of the curve. A small rectangular brass plate is inlaid midway down this inside surface. It forms the frame for a brass free reed. A band of carved decoration encircles the tusk in line with the metal plate, representing a row of petals pointing towards the open end, with foliage designs below. A lateral hole, possibly for a carrying strap, is positioned on the inside of the curve near the narrow end.


free reed instrument
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  free reed instrument
common name:  free reed
object name (AAT):  Horn with free reed
catalogue title:  412.131

Thailand; Asia
Additional place information
Date made
before 1960
Additional date information
date made:  before 1960 

Materials & techniques
ivory; brass
Additional material & technique information
material: ivory (overall)
material: brass (overall)
overall: 285 x 40 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 285 x 40 mm

Record created 1999-12-26 by EMOWEN
Record last updated 2017-10-23 by XGVIEWS