Lot: 215

102nd Auction

Whistle / flute

Cameroon Grassfields, Bamenda

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
John & Nicole Dintenfass, New York, USA
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 27 May 2017, Lot 350
H: 11 inch 1200 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance


Men play this type of whistle when dancing "ndang", a dance performed by men and women when, for example, a new wife arrives in her husband's compound.

Brincard, Marie-Therese, Sounding forms, Washington D.C. 1989, p. 170, ill. 141