Five-stringed Harp (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
Wood, hide, fiber, copper wire
late 19th or early 20th century
14 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 8 in. (37.5 x 59.7 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
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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, fiber, copper wire, 14 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 8 in. (37.5 x 59.7 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.871. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.871_bottom_PS5.jpg)
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Viol shaped wooden resonator covered with hide. Two round openings are found on anterior surface. Neck is curved and undecorated. 5 peg holes are found on neck. Neck is moderately polished pegs are missing. One copper wire string remains attached to resonator.
Condition: Piece of hide os missing off posterior surface of resonator. Large crack in neck wire string broken.
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