Horn (Oko) or Flute (Akohẹn)
Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
Gift of Marcia and John Friede
Prior to 1975, provenance not yet documented; before 1975, possibly acquired by Charles Ratton of Paris, France; by 1975, acquired by Merton D. Simpson Gallery, New York, NY; 1975, purchased from Merton D. Simpson Gallery by the Brooklyn Museum.
Hollow, decorated with 4 vertical serpent forms in low relief, one on each side of the rectangular shaped blow hole, one above the mouth hole and one below the mouth hole. Lower section of the horn has six pairs of horizontal bands enclosing vertical ribbed bands.
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Edo. Horn (Oko) or Flute (Akohẹn), late 19th-early 20th century. Ivory, 14 3/4 × 1 9/16 in. (37.5 × 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede, 75.152.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.152.1_bw.jpg)
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