University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2014-13-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sudan
Khartoum
Culture Area: North Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Leather
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Human Face
Snake
Length: 62.5 cm
Width: 6.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:119 - Franklin Institute Number
L-222-11 - Old Loan Number
A326 - Seder Number

Description

Laterally blown ivory horn with a bell of leather attached to the wide end of the tusk. A human face is carved at the proximal end of the tusk; as nake is carved to spiral around ivory end. Braided leather carrying strap attached at bell and below carved head. Good. condition. Small crack below mouth hole. Leather eaten at bell opening


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