African Art

Side-Blown Trumpet with a Male Bust

early 20th century

Elephant ivory tusk

35 x 10 x 4 in. (88.9 x 25.4 x 10.16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.163
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Geography: 
Made in Lower Niger Delta, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

“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), 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.