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Trumpet

Object Number:AF3577
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:27464 - Oldman Number

Description

Ivory side blown horn. Cf. Royal Ethn. Mus. Pub. Series 2, No. 2, Pl. 183, Fig. 5. Cf. also AF 5168. The taper behind the mouthpiece hole is shorter, and has an elliptical section. Punctuate decoration around mouthpiece-hole; on lower end of inside curve a club-shaped design (phallus?) in similar points.

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