Endblast trumpet of conch shell with fibre string handle.
Place details: OCEANIA MELANESIA?. Fiji / Unknown. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Shell / Sennit Coconut Fibre Plant / ?. Processes: Perforated / Plaited / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 210 mm Max Diam = 155 mm Max Diam [emb] = 25 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: ?Prior to 1877 Other Owners: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers. This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884. It was delivered to Bethnal Green Museum in September 1877. It was probably displayed at Bethnal Green and/ or South Kensington Museum between 1877 - 1884. PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Trumpet / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 4. MUSIC NAME: Flute.
Research notes: PD Bursa Bubo - Linnaeus. [HLR]
This object was examined by Steven Hooper (UEA) during a research visit in December 2011. He made the following comments: The local name (see Additional Accession Book entry) should be Darui ni Kalou, which means trumpet of the spirit/god in Fijian. The shell is now usually idenfied as Bursa lampas. [El.B 19/12/2011]