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Circa 700 BC

Side blown horn from Dunmanway, Co. Cork. This is a fine example of the larger lighter horns from the South West of Ireland. It is not in good enough condition to be played so the fundamental is unknown though through comparison with other complete instruments, it would probably sound an E tone. It is decorated at the bell with six raised cones and there are four holes at the very end. The purpose of these is unknown. Perhaps there were tassels or some form of extension attached. It is presently displayed a The British Museum in London.

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