Cookies

We use cookies to keep a record of your preferences to improve your experience. For more information on cookies, visit our policy.

423.122.2

Carved wooden sideblown horn.

Side blown horn. A large horn, carved from a single piece of wood into the conical and curved shape of a tusk, with a spherical knob at the proximal end. A mouth hole is cut approximately one quarter of the way down on the outside of the curve. The mouth hole is elongated and has inward-sloping sides, creating a narrower aperture inside. The entire exterior of the horn is carved with embossed geometric shapes and zoomorphic designs. A band above the mouth hole has lizards facing down the instrument. A band at the level of the mouth hole has goats or sheep. Below these are a band of diamond-shaped geometric designs, and beneath these a line of birds with wings outstretched. Four further bands of geometric shapes cover the surface between these and the rim of the bell.

Continue exploring musical instruments

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. More information on the objects listed on our website.
This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be some errors.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk