Five Stringed Harp with Boar's Head Decoration (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
4 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (11.4 x 90.2 x 17.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Mangbetu. Five Stringed Harp with Boar's Head Decoration (Kundi), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, fiber, 4 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (11.4 x 90.2 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1301. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1301_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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Rectangular wooden resonator which has a boars head at one end. On the underside of the head, the is a series of 5 holes arranged in a horizontal line. Which accomicates a 5 arced cane attachment both pieces are still together. 5 fiber strings are still attached, 2 are still in place.
Condition: Wood worn. 3 strings are broken.
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