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Anyuak trumpet (tung)

Date of Photo: March-May 1935 by Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Anyuak trumpet (Tung)
This type of trumpet is known as tung, and was used for hunting, signalling, and escorting persons of high rank. For a similar Anuak trumpet. It is carved out from a piece of antelope horn and hollowed out. This has been cut flat at the proximal end, which is solid; the body tapers out from this point and becomes more oval in section, curving to follow the natural shape of the horn. The Anyuak call this type of instrument tung