A Fine African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusk Carved in relief in great detail with scenes of daily commercial life along the coast in a continuous spiral band, including a rare scene of Christ on the Cross Circa 1850 - 60 Sizes: 78cm long
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.
Tusk with Figurative Relief Date: ca. 1880-1890 Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Loango Coast; Republic of the Congo; Cabinda, Angola Culture: Kongo peoples; Vili group Medium: Ivory Dimensions: H. 27 in. (68.6 cm