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unknown Liberian

Side-blown Ivory Trumpet

20th century

12.32 x 1.85 x 1.85 in. (31.293 x 4.699 x 4.699 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.102
Geography: Africa, Liberia, Bong County
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Liberian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • ivory - The modified form of dentin derived from animal teeth. The most common example is from the tusks of mature elephants; similar material is obtained from any tusked or large-toothed mammal such as a walrus or narwhal.
  • Liberian - Style and culture of the nation of Liberia, a West African state founded in 1822.
  • side-blown trumpets - Trumpets in which the mouthhole is located on the side, as opposed to the end.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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  • Owner Name: Jane Martin, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
    Ownership Start Date: May 19, 1986
    Ownership End Date: May 1, 2016

  • Owner Name: Abu Malik
    Role: Seller
    Place: Randall Street, Monrovia, Liberia
    Ownership End Date: May 19, 1986
    Remarks: Monrovia is an assumption made. Randall Street and Liberia are known.

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