Loango carved tusk - ROM2004_946_5


Loango carved tusk

Maker: Unidentified Vili artist
Medium:Carved ivory
Geography: Loango Province, Republic of the Congo
Date: Late 19th, early 20th century
78.7 × 7.5 × 5.5 cm
Object number: 959.216
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionThis ivory tusk features a long procession of people in different attire forming a long spiraling procession that covers the entire surface. This type of carved tusk is typical of the tradition developed in the Kingdom of Loango along the Congo coast at the end of the 19th century, mostly directed to European customers increasingly present in the area.
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