Five Stringed Harp with Elephant Head Decoration (Kundi)
Arts of Africa
Wood, rattan fiber, nails
late 19th century
7 x 40 x 7 in. (17.8 x 101.6 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Rectangular wooden resonator which has an elephant head at one end. On the other side of the head there is a series of 5 holes arranged in a horizontal line which accomodate a five-arced cane attachment. The Attachment was previously marked as x2000.1393.
CONDITION: Wood split, strings missing, object in 2 pieces.
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Mangbetu. Five Stringed Harp with Elephant Head Decoration (Kundi), late 19th century. Wood, rattan fiber, nails, 7 x 40 x 7 in. (17.8 x 101.6 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1297. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1297_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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