Horn (animal part)


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-34
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Krim
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Ivory

Woman's head carved at top. Side-blown; the rectangular mouthpiece is cut in an elliptical relief area. The ornamentation consists chiefly of raised rings and of flat bands in low relief bearing an incised herring-bone pattern. The middle portion is hexagonal in sections. The horn is carried by an attendant of the Chief when the latter is on tour and blown to give notice of his approach. It is also blown to summon the people of his own town for any purpose, when he is at home.

Height 16.83 cm
Length 65.25 cm
Width 0 cm
Depth 7.62 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 299 - Collector Number

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