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Item Details
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Culture
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century
Title
Carved Tooth
Work Type
Ivory
Date
late 1800s
Material
hippopotamus ivory
Measurements
Overall: 33 cm (13 in.)
Description
This is a fine example of art produced for sale to European visitors in the Lower Congo River area. A long history of cultural and artistic interactions between Africans and Europeans began in 1482, when the Portuguese first established diplomatic ties with the rulers of the Kongo kingdoms. Note the image of a foreign merchant pouring whiskey from a keg.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: African Art
Department: African Art
Gift of Mrs. Charles E. Roseman
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1969.137_full.tif
SSID
24612481

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