Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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igwaala
  • Ganda peoples
  • igwaala, 1970
  • Where object was made: Uganda
  • blackbuck horn
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10.5 x 9 x 52 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 20 1/2 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0056
Description

Musical instrument made from a single long, twisted animal horn that tapers at the end. It is light brown at one end and gradually gets darker and is nearly black at the tapered end. Approximately one third of the distance from the point is a single breath hole.