Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks

Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks

1800 to 1900 Loango Coast

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A Large Pair of African Loango Coast, Angola Ivory Tusks
Carved in relief in great detail with scenes of daily commercial life along the coast in a continuous spiral band
Circa 1860 – 80

Sizes: a: approx: 86cm long – 34 ins long
b: approx: 89cm long – 35 ins long
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 5, item no. 64, and catalogue no. 12, item no. 108, for other examples
Provenance: Ex English West Country Private family collection

During the 19th century along the West African Loango coast, now part of Angola, a busy commercial trade took place in slaves, ivory, fish, timber, rubber and animals in which both Europeans and indigenous peoples took part. Merchants returning home often purchased these expressively carved ivory tusks from the local workshops along the Loango coast as a reminder of their travels.
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