From: Zaire | Maritime Congo | Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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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

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.

Length 54.3 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Depth 6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number 059 - Cast Number

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