Tusk

About this object

Narrative

Marcel Ollivier was the French Consul General posted to Freetown, Sierra Leone, c. 1960s-1970, during which time he purchased this collection of objects (2853/1-9). He later finished his diplomatic service in Vancouver as French Consul General from 1982-1986, after which he retired to England. The objects were donated to MOA at the specific request of Ollivier, via his daughter-in-law.

Physical description

Elephant tusk. The tusk is curved, with a smooth, shiny surface. The colour gradates from a light yellow-white at the top open edge to a light brown near the tip. It is hollow and smooth on the inside, with thin walls and a wide opening at top that thickens and narrow toward the tip.