The text states that the king is the owner of the trumpet (Schele and Miller 1986, 83-84).

Schele, Linda, and Mary Ellen Miller. 1983. The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art. Fort Worth, Texas: Kimbell Art Museum.

Shell Trumpet
Central Lowlands, Maya Area
AD 250-400
Conch shell with traces of cinnabar
29.3 x 13.4 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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