African Carved Tribal

Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape

Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape

Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape
An unusual African carved wooden oliphant (hunting horn) and these don't come up for sale often. The oliphant has a long history, originally carved from the tusks of an elephant, the tusk design with either end or side mouthpieces probably originate from the Medieval period. This carved wooden variant is surmounted by a sitting figure with elongated head, over a criss-cross reticulated platform. The side-blown mouthpiece is flanked by geometric designs and flower petal designs to the trumpet end. The tribal association is unknown at present. Condition: Very good condition - The wood has a good patina and the carving is fairly well executed.

There is a small degree of non-structural wear, some natural splits and the decorative trim to the trumpet mouth is absent. Can also be collected from our antiques shop situated in Workington, Cumbria (cash on collection).

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Circumference at the widest point. The item "Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape" is in sale since Monday, June 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African". The seller is "sphera_antiques_uk" and is located in Wigton.

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  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Antique: Yes
  • Original/ Repro: Original
  • Product: Carved Figures
  • Age: 1900-1940


Antique African Tribal Wooden Hand Carved Oilphant Hunting Horn Tusk Shape