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Benin Bronze Trumpet (1)

Benin
Benin

Bronze
ca. Late 19th - Early 20th century

Height: 11 inches
Aerophone - Lip Vibrated - Horn

An ancestral altar trumpet/horn of the Bini people of Benin. Created by the lost-wax method. The blow-hole is on the concave side of the trumpet/horn. Queen mother is depicted at the bell.

 

Owner: Provenance: Africa Direct - HWMC
Catalog#: AF-AELV-38-45