University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2014-13-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arabic (uncertain)
Provenience: Sudan
Khartoum
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Leather
Inscription Language:Arabic Language
Length: 95.6 cm
Width: 15.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:34 - Franklin Institute Number
L-222-8 - Old Loan Number
A324 - Seder Number
A325? - Seder Number

Description

Curved laterally blown ivory tusk with leather wrapping throughout length except for the lozenge-shaped embouchure. Leather is red in color with raised Arabic Lettering on one side; stitched together on inside curve of tusk. Ivory ring midpoint around tusk. Poor condition - leather torn in places, open end of tusk badly broken and wired together again, pieces missing


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