1932.18.19

Voice disguiser, brass tube with head with crested head-dress, spike coming upwards from nose and beads around neck.

Place details: AFRICA. Nigeria / Benue Province Wukari. Cultural Group: Tiv Local Name: Imborivungu Materials: Brass Metal / Bead / Textile / String / Wax / ?. Processes: Lost Wax Cast / Decorated / Stitched / Strung / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 146 mm Max W = 47 mm Field Collector: ?Wukari Native Administration When Collected: By 1932 Other Owners: Wukari Native Administration PRM Source: Wukari Native Administration, ?per Henry Balfour Acquired: Donated 1932 ?Bequeathed 1939 Other Numbers: Balfour 438

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

Object description: Voice disguiser, brass tube with head with crested head-dress, spike coming upwards from nose with crested headdress. The centre of the tube has a hole. The figure has short arms. The middle section of the tube is covered with red cloth. There are beads on string round neck. There are strands of glass beads attached to the lower part of tube, although some have come unattached. Lower aperture filled with wax. [MJD 10/09/2013]