Paracas ceramic trumpet


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 684

The incised and painted decoration on this trumpet features a stylized figure grasping a trophy head by its hair in one hand and a large obsidian knife in the other. A falcon is depicted on the reverse side. This thick-walled trumpet was capable of producing a single, loud note.

Paracas ceramic trumpet, Ceramic, polychrome, Paracas

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