WOOD, METAL, HEIGHT 145CM
Large “trumpets” like this were important status symbols and used at important gatherings. The wood is extremely heavy which meant that the chief had to be accompanied by servants to carry the trumpet for him. The trumpet is decorated with fine geometric patterns. The Sango live to the south of the Nyamezi in central Tanzania who are the main tribe in the area.
This piece was exhibited at the National Gallery in Cape Town 2008.