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336 [bull-roarer]

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Brazil ?
wood; L. 19.0cm

A flat, fish-shaped piece of wood with cords tied to one end. A sound is made by swinging this around above the head. Used in boy's initiation ceremonies.

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Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan