Benin Bronze of Side-blown Trumpet

Ethnographic References | ET003

Description: A side-blown trumpet player, 1550–1680. Nigeria, Court of Benin, Edo peoples. Lost-wax cast in brass, height 629 mm x width 292 mm x depth 172 mm (H. 24 3/4" x W. 11 1/2" x D. 6 3/4")

Findspot: N/A

Dating: 1550–1680 CE

Current Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1972 (1978.412.310)

Citations: Gunsch 2013: p. 31.

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Image Citation: Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York