University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF822
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bagenya
Provenience: Northern Zaire
Zaire
Belgian Congo
Lualaba River
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Hide
Hair
Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1181 - Field No SF

Description

Ivory trumpet; tapers towards horizontal diamond shape mouth piece; the larger opening of the tusk is shod with a piece of hide, hide is wrapped around tusk and secured with a piece of fiber; possibly hide is of elephant, small pieces of black hair are evident.


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