15 ½” length, natural tusk laboriously thinned its full length leaving the raised embouchure. The small end opened to produce a second note. By the mid-19th century, tribal war, which earlier resulted from migrations, had evolved into vehicles for slave capturing. As in Europe, signals in the field were given by horns which could be heard above the human cries generated by the carnage. This specimen embodies all that is valued in African art. It has a near black patina, the color of dark chocolate, with a glowing uniform gloss which extends over the small chips to each end verifying their originality to the period of use. Two shrink cracks have been stabilized with pitch in its period of use. The surface, smooth from handling results in a ribbed texture from the grain of the horn. The labor to produce this horn, known as an oliphant, far exceeds that to produce a slaver’s sword and only an elite leader would use it or need to own it. Fine form and unsurpassed for the character sought in African art, resulting from its extensive use which probably approached a century in length.

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Stock Number: FNS6124


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

Pay just $79.16 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $79.16.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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