Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2034A
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area West Africa
Date Made 18th–19th century CE
Section African
Materials Elephant Ivory
Technique Carved

Narrow ivory horn (oko). Side blown horn/trumpet. Decorated with snake motifs, eight bands of alternating solid lines and hatching decorate the rim, incised bow-tie near mouth opening.

Height 3.5 cm
Length 26 cm
Width 3.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 27047 - Dealer's Number

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