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magruna (hornpipe)
  • Libya
  • magruna (hornpipe), late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Tripoli, Libya
  • reed, horn, leather, cotton string, pigment, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 11.5 x 10.5 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 15 3/4 in
  • Gift of Charles Adams
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0939

Two hollow reeds have five holes drilled in each and are lashed together by two strips of red leather that is stitched in place with cotton string. One end has two horns, attached to the end of the reeds, with painted dots of red, blue, and yellow. The horns are tied together with cotton string through a small hole. The other end, has two reverse reeds, tied to the instrument body with string.

These horns were used by camel herders.