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Object Number:AF3583
Current Location: Africa Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Zaire
Northeastern Zaire
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Length: 44.4 cm
Outside Diameter:8.7 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:A-395 - Seder Number

Description

The decorative carving about and behind the mouthpiece appears to be an elaboration, with regard to the former region, of that of AF 824, etc.; as to the latter, the truncated inverted cone has been modified into a terminal button on a short shaft which has been provided with a handle-like arrangement for a suspension cord. The incised decoration of the rest of the tusk--"Saturn" marks and modifications of these together with combinations of arcs of a circle--suggests a provenience from the Nile-Congo watershed or the Upper Nile.

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