University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF818
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Isambo
Provenience: Belgian Congo
Kasai District
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Skin
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number485 - Other Number

Description

Ivory Trumpet: Used chiefly for signals, as when a hunting party is starting out. Only rarely used to furnish music for other purposes, though a skilled player can produce several notes.


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