1932.35.3

Bone voice disguiser ornamented with hatched geometric lines. [MJD 10/09/2013]

Place details: AFRICA. Nigeria / Benue Abinsi. Cultural Group: Tiv Local Name: Imborivungu Materials: Animal Bone / Clay / Human Hair / Abrus Precatorius Seed Plant / Glass / ?. Processes: Decorated / Incised / Perforated / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 197 mm Max W = 47 mm Field Collector: ?Abinsi Native Administration When Collected: By 1932 Other Owners: Abinsi Native Administration PRM Source: Abinsi Native Administration Acquired: Donated August 1932 ?Bequeathed 1939 Other Numbers: Balfour 417

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Figure / Religious Object / Voice Disguiser / CLASS: Music / Figure / Religion / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 2. MUSIC NAME: Voice disguiser.

Object description: Bone voice disguiser ornamented with hatched geometric lines. The top is decorated with a clay head, glass eyes and decorated with pubic hair and Abrus precatorius seeds as a headdress. Clay ring round lower end, with bands of Abrus precatorius seeds and blue beads. The bone has a hole in the centre. [MJD 10/09/2013]