18th century high relief sculpture
An 18th century sculpture, it features a man standing on a pedestal and playing a bugle. The attire of the man looks that of a commoner’s as he is seen wearing a frock-coat with a scarf wrapped around his neck and a tight garment below along with a turban on his head. To his left is a young boy also playing a bugle. The man is flanked by animals. The bugle has its own history: it has always been a simple brass instrument having no valves or other pitch-altering devices and it is played by using the facial muscles alone (embouchure). The wood sculpture shows its age and damage has almost obscured the details.
The original location of this piece is unknown but it most certainly shows the workmanship of an old art form. You can view many more artifacts just like this at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com or at our store, which makes a visit a treat for any history and antiquities buff.