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Trumpet

Horn (animal part)

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Object Number:AF3582
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Kasai District
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Skin
Cane (plant)
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:12419 - Oldman Number
A-384 - Seder Number

Description

Wooden. The slight curve combined with the taper and the treatment of the mouthpiece suggests that imitation of an ivory trumpet is intended. The partial plaiting of the thong wrapping and the attachment of the thong loop for suspension as well as the form of the raised area surrounding the mouthpiece-hole suggest a relationship to the wooden horn in Ankerman, Fig. 90 (Bashilange).

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