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Carved Tusk/Oliphant

Carved ivory oliphant from pre-colonial Congo. These items, were carved in the Kongo, sold to European traders, and ended up in collections and museums worldwide. They were part of the rich cultural exchanges along trade routes and port cities along the coast of Western Equatorial Africa.

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Type: photo
Date: 18-1900
Location: Congo
Continent: Africa
Keywords: ivory, tust, oliphant, trade