- Museum number
Fragments of a double(?)-reed pipe. The object is assembled from at least two fragments, with a wooden strengthener inserted between the third hole on the front and the first hole on the back. There are four holes on the front and at least two on the back, an arrangement which suggests that, in spite of the convincing nature of the joins, fragments of a double pipe have been put together in error. The holes seem to have been burnt into the object; they are unevenly shaped and spaced. Both ends of the object have been diagonally cut and the back is badly damaged. The bore is elliptical and varies considerably.
Diameter: 0.70 centimetres
Length: 25.70 centimetres
Weight: 0.004 kilograms
- Curator's comments
Anderson, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum III, Musical Instruments, p.68 (101-2), figs.121c,d,e, 129, 130.
Anderson, JEA 63 (1977), p.189.
J. G. Wilkinson, ‘The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians’ (1878), I, p. 486, woodcut no. 251,2.
Howard Vyse, 'The Pyramids of Gizeh', iii (1842), 60, p. 65, n. 2.
- On display (G61/dc4/sA)
- Exhibition history
1994 Jan-Mar, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Ancient Egypt
- poor (repaired)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.6387 (Birch Slip Number)