Slit-Drum Hunting Charm (N-kookwa Ngoombu)
Arts of Africa
Wood, iron, seedpods, fiber, horn, fur, glass, beads, organic material
12 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. (31 x 7 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Yaka. Slit-Drum Hunting Charm (N-kookwa Ngoombu), 19th century. Wood, iron, seedpods, fiber, horn, fur, glass, beads, organic material, 12 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. (31 x 7 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1461. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1461_PS2.jpg)
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Hardwood figure in shape of a slit gong surmounted by a head. Hung with heavy wire and rope necklaces, on which are old European keys and padlock, bird beaks, seed pods and other material. Medicine packed in top of tri-crested headdress and slit in front of body. "Slit-drum".
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