Zande or Mangbetu people
Object Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Length 50 cm, width 8.5 cm (Length 19 11/16 in., width 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
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.
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection