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End-blown horn. A brown, undecorated cow horn, curved in a very slight anticlockwise helix from the player's perspective. A ring is carved out of the surface, encircling the proximal end. The tip of the horn has been removed and a cane mouthpiece inserted into the circular hole. The proximal end of the mouthpiece is cut at an oblique angle to form an elliptical rim.


Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  horn
object name:  horn
common name: 
object name (AAT):  aerophone
catalogue title:  423.121.22

Gamo Gofa, Ethiopia; Africa
Additional place information
Gonu Gofa 
Date made
circa 1964
Additional date information
circa 1964 
Jenkins, Jean L., Mrs
Additional collector information
collector:  Jenkins, Jean Lynn 
Additional culture information

overall: 170 x 125 x 415 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 170 x 125 x 415 mm

Related subjects
object name: Konso
common name: end-blown horns
object name (AAT): horns

Record created 1999-06-24 by PAUL
Record last updated 2016-12-29 by MBIRLEY

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