Kongo Ivory Trumpet
Lot 297Y
Fine Kongo Ivory Trumpet, Democratic Republic of Congo
US$ 7,000 - 9,000
€5,700 - 7,400

Lot Details
Fine Kongo Ivory Trumpet, Democratic Republic of Congo
length 12in (30.5cm)
of natural crescent form with the side blow hole in oval shape, terminating with a finely carved kneeling figure with the head and face in relief, with an incised hairline, rounded eyes, raised elongated ears, broad nose and parted lips; the inner surface of the tusk is dark with black encrustation, the outer glossy reddish-brown with encrustations indicative of significant age and use.

Provenance:
Julius Carlebach, New York
Private Collection, New York
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