Object Place: Nigeria
Length 24.3 cm, width 4.4 cm (Length 9 9/16 in., width 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Conical body of ivory (elephant tusk), carved with head and torso of man with folded arms, wearing turban and necklaces. Further carved with patterns of rings, diagonals, and crisscrosses. Lozenge-shaped embouchure hole. Small hole near edge of bell.
About 1980, sold by Lillian Caplin, Center for Musical Antiquities, New York, to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund