Horn (Oko) or Flute (Akohẹn)
Arts of Africa
Ivory, copper alloy
18th or 19th century
15 x 3 1/2 x 7in. (38.1 x 8.9 x 17.8cm)
(with components joined): 16 5/16 × 6 11/16 in. (41.5 × 17 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Beatrice Riese
Prior to 1996, provenance not yet documented; by 1996, acquired by Beatrice Riese of New York, NY; 1996, gift of Beatrice Riese to the Brooklyn Museum.
Ivory tusk (a) carved in high relief, encased at the open end in a cast copper alloy collar (b). There is a rectangular recess in the middle of the convex side of the tusk which has a circular opening at one end. The cast-metal component has high relief, undercut animals on the surface. There are numerous low raised ridges in the metal that connects animals to the borders. The metal is covered in red clay.
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Edo. Horn (Oko) or Flute (Akohẹn), 18th or 19th century. Ivory, copper alloy, 15 x 3 1/2 x 7in. (38.1 x 8.9 x 17.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Beatrice Riese, 1996.171a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.171a_SL1.jpg)
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