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India, Nepal
shell; L. 13.0cm
lowest pitch: ca. bb

A small trumpet made by cutting away the top part if a conch shell. A six-petalled flower has been engraved. It is considered a sacred instrument used in warding off misfortune. Used at weddings, funerals, and on other religious occasions.

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