Side-blown trumpet

Zande or Mangbetu people
19th century


Object Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Length 50 cm, width 8.5 cm (Length 19 11/16 in., width 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.1960

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Conical body of ivory (elephant tusk) decorated near center with geometric patterns comprised of small black incised circles with central dot. Lozenge-shaped embouchure hole surrounded by raised diamond-shape.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection