Chief's Horn

This is a musical horn , made out of ivory. It has a side-blown mouth piece and a dark brown patina. Horns of this kind were often called war horns but a chiefs horn is a more accurate description as they were most commonly played by a hornblower who attended the chief.

Further Information

  • Type: Ivories
  • Object: Chief's Horn
  • Materials: Bone, ivory, tooth
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1966
  • Associated Places:
  • Associated People: Paramount Chief A. Foday Kai (Donor)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1966.08.20

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