AFRICA, BENIN NIGERIA 1900 EDO PEOPLE TRIBAL MUSICAL FLUTE INSTRUMENT
A VERY IMPORTANT EDO PEOPLE MUSICAL FLUTE INSTRUMENT.
XIX-XX CENTURY, Circa 1900, A MUSICAL INSTRUMENTAL PIECE FROM THE ETHNIC GROUP OF THE EDO PEOPLE IN BENIN, NIGERIA. CARVED FROM NATURAL ELEMENT WITH GEOMETRIC LINES PATTERNS AND A MALE FIGURE STANDING AT TOP.
A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE CARVED IN HIGH RELIEVE. THERE IS A RECTANGULAR RECESS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONVEX SIDE OF THE PIECE WHICH HAVE A CIRCULAR OPENING AT ONE END. IS FULLY CARVED, WITH MANY GEOMETRIC PATTERNS. SHOW AN INTRICATE CARVING OF A LARGE CROCODILE, EATING A GIANT FROG, WITH AN EAGLE WITH THE OPEN WINGS AT TOP. AT THE END OF THE TUSK, HAVE THE FIGURE OF A STANDING CHIEF.
THI PIECE HAS REMAINS OF A REDDISH RESINOUS DEPOSIT AND APPEAR TO BE COATED WITH BEE WAX.
THIS PIECE HAVE A MEASURES OF 27 Inches, IS PRESENTED IN A CUSTOM MADE MUSEUM BLACK BASE, MADE OF STEEL AND WOOD.
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