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Serpentine Horn (Ranasringa), India, ca. 1900
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NMM 7053. Serpentine horn (ranasringa), India, ca. 1900. A two-piece, S-shaped horn of hammered copper, with a brass mouthpiece. Embellished with red paint and varnish. Used as a signal horn for heralding dignitaries, signaling the sunset, and controlling livestock on the way to market. Also played for processions, temple services, marriages, and funerals. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.
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