Conch Shell Trumpet

Unknown American, American

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before 1772

Conch Shell

Overall: 15 3/4 × 6 11/16 in. (40 × 17 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

56.68.19040

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

Attached note: "Conch shell, which was long preserved in the home of Professor Sanborn at Hanover. The tradition is that this conch was used to call the students to chapel in the early history of Dartmouth College."

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