The curving handle of this bone spoon is a triangular shape with the top showing three pierced holes, possibly for suspension. There is a rope twist pattern near the bowl of the spoon on the front and reverse.
This trumpet is surmounted by two figures standing back to back. They have flat mask like faces. The arms are carved in a continuous band around the figures, joining at the hands. Between the two heads and in a double band below the figures are carved cowrie ornaments.
This anthropomorphic shaped whistle or flute is made from a single shaft with two thin handles on either side. From the base of the handles to the top the whistle is entwined in leather. There is a pierced hole at the base, probably for suspension.
This long, slender whistle is carved in the shape of a finger and displays a well-marked fingernail with four incised lines beneath, marking the first joint. The base is more bulbous, with a side loop for suspension and would be sounded by blowing across the opening at the end.
This horn was side blown on the concave curve where the tusk cavity ends. At the tip of the tusk is a carved face with mitre-like headdress. The ivory is quite discoloured and there is some erosion at the base.
Sitting atop this carved ivory trumpet is the figure of a woman offering a suckling baby her right breast. The female figure shows a pointed hat or coiffure and wears armlets and anklets, indicating high rank. There is some damage to the base of the instrument and on the back.
This pipe is of a small size with a short stem and has more in common with European versions, than African. It shows a Turk’s head with a plaited ring of cane that binds the end of the pipe bowl to the stem.
This is one of a pair of pulleys used in double headed looms. It is carved from a dark wood in the shape of an animal with backward sloping horns, possibly an antelope. There is a hole in the base of each ï¿½legï¿½ presumably where it was attached to the loom.
This ceremonial axe is made from a mid-brown wood, and has been identified as being produced by a master carver. It displays a janiform figure at the top of the axe sharing a single coiffure and featuring a serene manner with closed eyes.
This large spoon is made from a dark wood, and shows the handle carved as the legs and torso of a woman. The legs are slightly flexed with carved toes and prominent calves, which show diagonal incised lines on the back. The slender torso displays a cowrie shell motif on each side.
This goldweight is quite large in size for a goldweight. It is cast in brass by the lost-wax (cire perdue) process. The figures are depicted with ringleted hairand tattoo markings. They have carefully modelled heads and faces.