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Waawa Igbo Figural Trumpet Custom Stand Nigeria African Art 39 Inch

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Title Waawa Igbo Figural Trumpet Custom Stand Nigeria African Art 39 Inch
Materials Wood, pigment
Made In Nigeria
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions Height: 39 Inches
Width: 5 Inches
Depth: 5 Inches
Stand 7.5 x 7.5 inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

Additional InformationThis finely carved trumpet comes from the Igbo of Nigeria. The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is divided into two unequal sections by the Niger River – an eastern and a western section. The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa!

Nigeria emerged from an amalgam of ancient civilizations, kingdoms, and empires. Human habitation of the area dates back to 11,000 BCE, and the oldest archaeological evidence of metalworking was found at Taruga. The Nok culture, known for their terracotta sculptures, inhabited this site during the first millennium BCE. From the 11th century onwards, Hausa kingdoms and the Bornu Empire prospered in the north by trading slaves, ivory, and other commodities. Yoruba peoples dominated southwestern Nigeria by the 14th century and founded the Oyo Empire, which achieved a high level of political and cultural development. Edo peoples established the Benin Empire on the Nigerian coast during the mid-15th century. Portuguese explorers landed at Lagos in 1472. Portugal, Spain, Britain, and France built ports and engaged in the slave trade with Nigeria from the 16th to 18th centuries. In 1809, Fulani crusaders led by Usman dan Fodio conquered the northern Hausa states and founded a single Islamic state, the Sokoto caliphate. The Oyo Empire collapsed after a Fulani invasion in 1835—36. The Sokoto caliphate in turn fell to British military forces in 1903, and Britain officially proclaimed the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria in 1914.