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Africa | Side blow horn with figurative base (Oko) | Edo culture; Benin, Edo State, Nigeria | 18th or 19th century | Ivory || The Edo believed that they could appease witches by offering them gifts of food. Small side-blown horns such as this were used to call witches to feasts specifically set out for them. This piece also served as a shrine object.

Africa | Side blow horn with figurative base (Oko) | Edo culture; Benin, Edo State, Nigeria | 18th or 19th century | Ivory || The Edo believed that they could appease witches by offering them gifts of food. Small side-blown horns such as this were used to call witches to feasts specifically set out for them. This piece also served as a shrine object.

Africa | Hunting horn "Sapi-Portuguese style" from the Bullom or Temne people of Sierra Leone | Ivory and metal | Late 15th century || While the material and superb artistic quality on this hunting horn are local, the placement of the mouthpiece, the suspension lugs and the scenes of a European hunt indicate the horn was for export and influenced by European prints.

The Sapi of what is now the coast of Sierra Leone, were expert sculptors, as we can see from this ivory and metal hunting horn from the late Late century.

PENDENTIF CORNE SONGYE Congo, Ivoire Le corps est orné de motifs points-cercles caractéristiques, effacées par le temps, le tronc percés de part en part de trous de suspensions. H_15,6 cm * Cet objet sera publié dans le futur livre « White Gold, Black Hands, Ivory Sculpture in Kongo » par Marc Félix.

PENDENTIF CORNE SONGYE Congo, Ivoire Le corps est orné de motifs points-cercles caractéristiques, effacées par le temps, le tronc percés de part en part de trous de suspensions. H_15,6 cm * Cet objet sera publié dans le futur livre « White Gold, Black Hands, Ivory Sculpture in Kongo » par Marc Félix.

Africa | Oliphant / side-blown horn from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Ivory; beautiful patina nuanced, milky in the hollows, beige on the reliefs | ca. mid 19th century or earlier

Africa | Oliphant / side-blown horn from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Ivory; beautiful patina nuanced, milky in the hollows, beige on the reliefs | ca. mid 19th century or earlier

The Koindu dance

Sierra Leone Koindu dance - Music of Sierra Leone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Africa | Horn / oliphant from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Ivory  |||  Source; http://issuu.com/artcurialbpt/docs/2557

Africa | Horn / oliphant from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | Ivory ||| Source; http://issuu.com/artcurialbpt/docs/2557

Trompe en ivoire, Mangbetu, République Démocratique du Congo | Lot | Sotheby's

Trompe en ivoire, Mangbetu, République Démocratique du Congo | Lot | Sotheby's

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