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Natural Trumpet (Towel), Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th Century

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NMM 7175.  Natural trumpet, Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century Trumpet, Side View 1 Trumpet, Side View 2 Back of trumpet

NMM 7175. Natural trumpet (towel), Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century. Side-blown, wooden, natural trumpet with a dark finish. Human face and bird carved above the embouchure hole. Body carved with circles and curvilinear designs. Unlike many of the other NMM trumpets from New Guinea, this example was carved with a stone or a bone instead of a knife. Length: 58.3 cm (23"). Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.


Head and Embouchure Hole

Carved head on trumpet Embouchure hole

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