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Side-Blown Trumpet with a Male Figure

18th–19th century

Ivory and aluminum

25 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 10 in. (64.77 x 8.89 x 25.4 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.161
Culture: 
Mende
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone
Made in Liberia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Anthony Ralph, London, February 4, 1985; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1985–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

William B. Fagg and Ezio Bassani, African Art and the Renaissance: Art in Ivory (New York & Munich: The Center for African Art, 1988), 210-211, no. 286.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 154, ill.

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.