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Whistle, 19th century

  • Kongo, African

Wood and horn

  • Overall: 6 11/16 × 1 5/16 × 1 1/2 inches (17 × 3.3 × 3.8 cm) Including base: 7 7/8 × 1 13/16 × 1 13/16 inches (20 × 4.6 × 4.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

81.715

Captain Boffard-Coquet

Stephan Chauvet. Linda Einfeld Sigel

1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

African Masterworks In The Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, cat. no. 60. Chauvet, S. Musique Negre. Paris, 1929, pp. 72, 239 (fig 45).

Kongo, African, Whistle, 19th century, wood and horn. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 81.715.