- Museum number
Fragment of a single-reed (?) pipe: with five holes. There is carbonization around the edges of the unevenly spaced holes. One side of the pipe is missing from the right-hand end to the second hole. The bore is elliptical and varies considerably in diameter.
Diameter: 1.30 centimetres
Length: 15.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Traces of resin on the underside of the pipe (towards the left) and the fact that the instrument is here less discoloured than elsewhere suggests it may have formed one of a pair.
Anderson, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum III, Musical Instruments, p.68 (102), figs.121e, 130.
Anderson, JEA 63 (1977), p.189.
Howard Vyse, 'The Pyramids of Gizeh', iii (1842), 60, p. 65, n.2.
- On display (G61/dc4/sA)
- fair (incomplete - broken at both ends)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6386 (Birch Slip Number)