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    Benin (Nigeria)
    Trumpet-shaped Object
    Ivory
    Height: 27 ½ inches Max. dia. at open end: 2 3/8 inches

    This long functional trumpet contains a rattling element housed within a rectangular cavity a quarter of the way below the top, which features a standing figure wearing a wrapper and holding before him two short staff-like objects. Just beneath that figure is an endless knot, then the opening for the rattle, then a plain cylindrical section containing the trumpet mouthpiece, and below that is a kneeling female figure with bare breasts, holding a bowl before her. Lower still is a plain section, while the open end of the trumpet is embellished with geometric designs. The entire surface has a darkened encrustation. Near the open end there are several cracks and some surface losses.

    Provenance: Thomas D. Slater, Indianapolis



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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