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Side-blown trumpet (kondo)

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Conical body of light wood stained black, carved with several stepped sections and hollowed out through entire length. Oval embouchure hole. End of bell wrapped with animal skin, laced with leather. Strip of leather for carrying strap.

Provenance

1977, sold by the estate of Edwin M. Ripin (1930-1975), Forest Hills, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 9, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin M. Ripin Collection, Friends of the Collection Fund

Pokot people, about 1970

Object Place

Kenya

Dimensions

Length 78.3 cm, width 6.6 cm (Length 30 13/16 in., width 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.77

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones