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African Art
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Whistle

19th–20th century

Ivory and pigment

6 1/2 × 1 1/8 in. (16.51 × 2.86 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2021.2.15
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Pende
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Provenance: 

William W. Brill (died 2003), New York, probably by about the 1960s [see note 1]; sale, Sotheby's, New York, November 17, 2006, lot 89; sold to Paul F. Walter (1935–2017), New York; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: Brill's collection, much of which was acquired from European collectors and dealers, was chiefly formed in the 1960s (see The William W. Brill Collection of African Art, Sotheby's, November 17, 2006)

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, The William W. Brill Collection of African Art, sale cat. (November 17, 2006).

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.