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Hunting Horn (Baragumu), Kenya or Tanganyika (now Tanzania), ca. 1925

Hunting horn, Italian East Africa (now Ethiopia), ca. 1925

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NMM 4994.  Hunting horn (baragumu), Kenya or Tanganyika (now Tanzania), ca. 1925. Side-blown horn made from the twisted horn of the kudu antelope, with a carved, integral embouchure at the narrow end. Played by antelope hunters during the ritual held before their departure on the next hunt. Owned by an English collector before World War II. His initials, WMS, are painted in black on the bell. Length: ca. 48". Arne B. Larson Estate, 1988.


Embouchure

Close-up of embouchure hole

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