University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-93-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kongo
Provenience: Zaire
Maritime Congo
Congo
Section:African
Materials:Elephant Ivory
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Hunt
Hunter
Crocodile
Elephant
Coconut Tree
Chief
Hammock
Rider
Horse
Wrestling
Woman
Baboon
Length: 54.3 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Depth: 6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1929
Other Number:059 - Cast Number

Description

Carved Elephant Tusk on which are represented hunting scenes (with a hunter caught by a crocodile, another tossed by an elephant), a man climbing a coconut tree, a chief carried in a hammock, a European rider whose mount ia apparently emulating Balaam's ass, slave caravans, wrestling bouts, a woman waylaid by a baboon, etc.


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[Catalogue] 1965. Reproductions.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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