Sideblown horn, carved from the tusk of an elephant. The triangular mouth hole is carved on the outer curve of the instrument approx. 150mm. from the bell. The bell is carved in relief with geometrical patterns.

The ivory side-blown horns from Benin imitated the speech rhythms and intonation of the titles and honours of the nobility.

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