Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
Wood, snakeskin, fiber
late 19th or early 20th century
13 x 17 x 5 1/4 in. (33.0 x 43.2 x 13.3 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Oval shaped resonator pointed at both ends. Resonator is made of wood and covered with snake skin. Two round openings are found on anterior surface. Neck is curved and undecorated.
Condition: The neck has an old crack on the proper right side. The base of the neck is corroding. The resonator is also in delicate condition.
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Mangbetu. Five-stringed Harp (Kundi), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, snakeskin, fiber, 13 x 17 x 5 1/4 in. (33.0 x 43.2 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.866. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.866_bottom_PS5.jpg)
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