Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
10 1/4 x 19 x 4 3/4 in. (26 x 48.3 x 12.1 cm) (show scale)
Brooklyn Museum Collection
(a)Viol-shaped wooden resonator covered with hide. Two round openings on anterior surface. (b) Highly polished, curved neck with human head and headdress. Neck has five peg holes, one above the other; pegs are missing. Face with incised geometric scarification. Neck is detachable.
Condition: On back of instrument, hide cracked. Strings and pegs missing.
This item is not on view
Zande. Five-stringed Harp (Kundi), late 19th century. Wood, hide, 10 1/4 x 19 x 4 3/4 in. (26 x 48.3 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 22.862a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.862a-b_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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