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

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NMM 7285.  Trumpet, Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea, 1970 Trumpet, Side View 1 Trumpet, Side View 2 Back of trumpet Trumpet, Side View 3

NMM 7285. Natural trumpet (towel), Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea, 1970. Side-blown, wooden, natural trumpet with a light finish. The carvings include a man balancing a head on his hands and feet. Below is another animal face, with two more figures, possibly crocodiles, along the sides of the trumpet. The figures have cowry-shell eyes. Length: 63.5 cm (25"). Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.


Views of Carving at Top of Trumpet

Carved head on trumpet, front Carved head on trumpet, front Carved head on trumpet, side view #1 Carved head on trumpet, side view #2 Carved head on trumpet, face above embouchure hole


Carved head on trumpet, close-up Carved head on trumpet, top Carved head on trumpet, top


Carving and Cowry Shells on Sides of Trumpet Body

Carving on body, View 1 Carving on body, View 2 Cowry-shell eyes Carving on body, View 3


Embouchure Hole and Interior View

Embouchure hole Interior view

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