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Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cultural Group: Pende peoples
Materials Used: Wood, metal, hide
Dimensions: H: 106.68 cm (H: 42 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1930
The relief carving on the bell of this trumpet depicts a man wearing a long coat and holding a bow and arrow. A dog faces the man. It is possible this instrument was played in the context of hunting.
Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 31