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)
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
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.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.