- Museum number
Flute ? (or whistle ?) made of animal horn covered with narrow strips of sheet metal arranged in bands. Large oval mouth hole, two finger holes and end hole. Leather strap attached around centre of horn. Metal ring passes through hole at end of strap, further metal ring inserted through leather at midway to which are attached two small metal rings and two hollow wood pendants. Glass beads, three turquoise, four white with thin blue stripes and one red, sewn to leather at junction with horn.
- Production date
Height: 10 centimetres
Width: 19.50 centimetres
Depth: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Information derived from a) original Wellcome collection labels and b) worksheets, compiled by Ethnography Dept. staff, which are stored with Africa collections. Worksheet suggests provenance as '[Congo]'. Possibly purchased in the Pareyn sale as '[Pareyn] 1018' label attached to object and recorded on worksheet.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Possibly purchased for Wellcome Collection at Henry Pareyn sale of 1928; (see attached label).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1018 (Pareyn no.)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 60343 (Wellcome Collection Number)