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Slit-Drum Hunting Charm (N-kookwa Ngoombu)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Yaka; or Zongo
MEDIUM Wood, iron, seedpods, fiber, horn, fur, glass, beads, organic material
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 12 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 in. (31 x 7 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1461
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 22.1461_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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