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Tutankhamun Silver Trumpet

The Silver Trumpet of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun Silver Trumpet

This silver trumpet with its golden mouthpiece was found with a decorated wooden core inside, probably to protect the thin metal from distortion, or to help in cleaning inside its tube with a piece of cloth.

The decoration on the bell shows incised scenes of the gods Amun-Re and Re-Horakhty before Ptah.

From experiments, the sound produced was described as "raucous and powerful" and it is likely that the trumpet signal code was a rhythmic one on a single pitch.