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Natural Trumpet (Towel), Blackwater River, Sepik Region,
Papua New Guinea, 1970

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NMM 7284.  Natural trumpet, Blackwater River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea, 1970 Trumpet, Side View 1 Trumpet, Side View 2 Back of trumpet

NMM 7284. Natural trumpet (towel), Blackwater River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea, 1970. Side-blown, wooden, natural trumpet with dark finish. Carved face (possibly a monkey or lion with a mane) above embouchure hole. Crescent-shaped carvings in columns along length of body. Orange, yellow, and white paint remnants near top and bottom of trumpet. Length: 63.5 cm (25"). Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.


Head, Embouchure Hole, Ornamentation, and Interior

Carved animal Carved animal Embouchure hole Decorative carving Interior view

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