Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
Wood, hide, wire, fiber
late 19th or early 20th century
11 x 17 x 13 1/8 in. (28.0 x 43.2 x 13 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Mangbetu. Five-stringed Harp (Kundi), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, hide, wire, fiber, 11 x 17 x 13 1/8 in. (28.0 x 43.2 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.865. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.865_front_PS5.jpg)
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Viol shaped wooden resonator covered with hide. Two round openings are found on the anterior surface. 4 wire strings are still attached to resonater. The neck is curved and undecorated 5 peg holes are found. Pegs are missing. CONDITION: Pieces of hide from posterior surface are beginning to detach. Old crack in neck wire strings are broken.
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