The Zink (cornett) click image for zink sound (105kb wav) or here for same in mp3 format It seems like the brilliance of a shaft of sunlight appearing in the shadow or in darkness, when one hears it among the voices in cathedrals or in chapels. Mersenne, 1636
"Short-necked lute (robab, rabab), Afghanistan, 19th century. Body and neck carved from a single piece of mulberry wood. Lower chamber of the body covered in goatskin; upper chamber covered by the end of the fingerboard. Bone and mother-of-pearl inlay. Twelve sympathetic strings pass under the five playing strings and two drones. The instrument has four gut frets and is played with a wooden plectrum. The robab is considered the national instrument of Afghanistan."
Africa | Musical instrument ~ horn from West Africa | ivory, leather cuff, decorated with cowrie snails, miniature glass beads and shell ring (?), corpus with incised circular ornaments in cross-shaped arrangement, rhomb-shaped mouthpiece.