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Side-blown trumpet

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Conical body of two pieces of hollowed-out dark wood with cylindrical section at embouchure end. Rectangular-shaped embouchure hole. Bell wrapped with several strands of thin twined plant fiber and fewer larger braided strands. Two large braided strands tied longitudinally along each side of...

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Provenance

About 1979, sold by Skinner Auction House, Bolton, Massachusetts to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Unknown people, 1925–50

Object Place

Possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Length 42.7 cm, width 4.3 cm (Length 16 13/16 in., width 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.302

Medium or Technique

Wood, plant fiber

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones