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Lot 0636
**Originally Listed At $350**

Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Songye culture, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A fine pair of water buffalo horns, each displaying several metal ringlets within pierced holes along the upper rims. The ringlets enable the horns to be shook as rattles which emit a bright jingling sound when jostled. The tip of the smaller horn is slightly narrowed, perhaps from being fitted with a cap, and the tip of the larger horn has a small drilled suspension hole. Both horns are enveloped in lustrous patina. Size of largest (hole on tip): 3.5" W x 10" H (8.9 cm x 25.4 cm).

Provenance: private Los Angeles, California, USA collection; ex-private California, USA collection

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Both horns are missing at least one ringlet. Minor abrasions, and light encrustations within interior, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and great patina throughout.

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20th C. African Songye Buffalo Horn Rattles (pr)

Estimate $600 - $900Oct 17
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Louisville, CO, USA