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Horn and wood

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Animal horn instrument

This is a horn with an attached wooden mouthpiece, meant to be used as an instrument. There is a small hold near the tip where a piece of string or leather could have been threaded through so that it could be carried more easily.

It is almost impossible to tell the difference between the wood and horn in this object, as the join is incredibly fine and the colours of both materials are near-identical. We are unsure what animal's horn was used to make this object, as the Museum holds little information on it, but it is likely to be from a goat or antelope.

Museum object number REDMG : 2007.355.1

See related topic: World Collection: Belief