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Medium: Elephant ivory (7)
Medium: Elephant ivory (7)
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284CCCC0
Figure (iginga)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style maker
2005.3CCCC0
Alligator
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1929.373CCCC0
Dagger
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
1929.335CCCC0
Dagger
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
1929.335.aCCCC0
Bird
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.372CCCC0
Side-Blown Trumpet
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon; Fang, 19th century
1998.93CCCC0
Elephants
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.342CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Ancestral Altar Tusk
Nigeria, Benin Kingdom, Ẹdo peoples, members of the Igbesanmwan (wood and ivory carvers) guild
1968.284Elephant ivoryOverall: 197.4 cm (77 11/16 in.)Gift of Katherine C. WhiteCCCC0
Figure (iginga)
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lega-style maker
2005.3Elephant ivory, tukula, and oilOverall: 16.7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm (6 9/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)Purchase from the J. H. Wade FundCCCC0
Alligator
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1929.373Elephant ivoryOverall: 68.3 cm (26 7/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Dagger
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu-style maker
1929.335Iron, elephant ivory, leather, and tinKnife including handle: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Bird
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.372Elephant ivoryOverall: 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu HouseCCCC0
Side-Blown Trumpet
Equatorial Africa, Cameroon; Fang, 19th century
1998.93Elephant ivoryOverall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)John L. Severance FundCCCC0
Elephants
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1929.342Elephant ivoryOverall: 75.9 cm (29 7/8 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu HouseCCCC0