Mangbetu. <em>Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)</em>, 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)

Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)


Medium: Wood, snakeskin, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 13 x 17 x 5 1/4 in. (33.0 x 43.2 x 13.3 cm)


Accession Number: 22.866

Image: CUR.22.866_bottom_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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