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Snuff Horn Pendant

early 20th century

Elephant Ivory and silver

Horn: 13 × 2 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (33.02 × 5.72 × 4.45 cm)
Bequest of William Siegmann
2016.119.53
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mende
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Possibly bought by William Siegmann in Liberia or Sierra Leone before 1986; Bequest of William Siegmann, New York, N.Y., to Yale University Art Gallery, 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.