African Art

Side-Blown Trumpet with a Male Bust

early 20th century

Elephant ivory tusk

35 × 10 × 4 in. (88.9 × 25.4 × 10.16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Lower Niger Delta, Nigeria
20th century
Musical Instruments

Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 34, ill.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 71, 155, fig. 14.

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.