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Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Zande; or Mangbetu
MEDIUM Wood, hide
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 19 x 4 3/4 in. (26 x 48.3 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.862a-b
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION (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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)

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