University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF227
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Bini
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: West Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Gift of Sarah (Mrs. William D.) Frishmuth, 1900

Description

The tusk is much pared down so as to have an octagonal section for the greater part of its length. The large end, rounded is carved into bands and panels of charateristic geometric ornament. The mouth-piece hole is about the middle of the outside of the curve: a rectangular excavation is made in the thickness of the ivory; from the end of this towards the open extremity of the trumpet a round perforation leads diagonally into the natural hollow of the tusk.


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