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Turhā or Karnā

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
Height: 28 1/2 in. (72.4 cm) Diameter (Of bell): 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) Weight: 0.5 lbs. (226.799 g)
Classification:
Aerophone-Lip Vibrated-trumpet / trombone
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.195
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680
Turhā and Karnā are straight trumpets which came to India with the spread of Islam. They are used in the royal Muslim naubat (wind and drum) temple and procession ensembles.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 60.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 60.



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