Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk
Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk
Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk
Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk
Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk
Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk
Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk

Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk

1800 to 1900 Loango, West African

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A Loango, West African, Kongo Peoples Carved Ivory Tusk with an English
silver mount, hallmarked Birmingham 1906
Late 19th Century

Size: 57cm long – 22½ ins long
Provenance: Ex English Private collection
See: Finch and Co catalogue no. 4, item no. 52, catalogue no. 5, item no. 64, catalogue no. 9, item no.78, and catalogue no. 11, item no. 99, for other examples
Using iron tools, workshops along the Loango coast specialised in producing carved ivory objects for the foreign trade. These tusks were made with great attention to detail, the naturalistic relief carving showing the daily activities of coastal and commercial life.

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Ivory
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