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Object Number:AF819
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Northern Zaire
Zaire
Belgian Congo
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Skin
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1161 - Field No SF

Description

Ivory. The small end of the instrument has the form of that of AF824, AF833. The mouthpiece region is a simplified form of that of those trumpets: the actual mouthpiece rim being repeated on the other side with an unperforated prominence of similar shape, and these two prominences being separated by a simple longitudinal ridge. Of these features the characterisitic elements of the design of AF824 appear to be an elaboration. Cf. also the mouthpiece of AF229; and see also AF825, which has a similiar mouthpiece rim, about which no decorative repetition or other ornament has been developed.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (17 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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