Conch Shell Trumpet

Unknown American, American


before 1772

Conch Shell

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

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



Place Made: United States, North America



Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area

American History

Not on view


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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