The horn blower was produced in the kingdom of Benin, part of Nigeria.

He wears a helmet, leopard's tooth necklace and kilt with a side bustle to the left and stands in the foursquare position, characteristic of most Benin sculptures. This object was part of a large and varied collection of 30 works of ethnographic art, formed by W. O. Oldman, which the Art Fund presented to the nation on account of its 'exceptional merit'.

Provenance

Mr W O Oldman.