Five String Harp with Human Head (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Five-stringed harp (kundi). Viol-shaped wooden resonater covered with hide. Two round openings on anterior surface. Highly-polished curved neck with human head and headdress. On neck are five peg holes, one above the other; pegs missing. Face has incised geometric scarification. Neck with head is detachable. Hide cracked on back.
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Zande. Five String Harp with Human Head (Kundi), late 19th century. Wood, hide, 7 3/4 x 33 1/4 in. (19.7 x 84.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.860a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.860a-b_bottom_PS5.jpg)
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