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Harp with Removable Pegs (Kundi)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Mangbetu or Budu
MEDIUM Wood, skin
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 10 x 15 x 3 1/4 in. (15.4 x 38.1 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1931, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval shaped wooden resonator covered with hide. Two round openings are found on anterior surface. Neck is curved and ends in a male human figure with a Mangbetu headdress. Arms , legs and male genitalia are indicated on figure. 3 out of 5 pegs are found. (Pegs are marked C, E, F). CONDITION: Crack in left proper torso area of figure on neck. Several cracks in hide, D is missing.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Mangbetu. Harp with Removable Pegs (Kundi), early 20th century. Wood, skin, 10 x 15 x 3 1/4 in. (15.4 x 38.1 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1931, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 31.1810a-f. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 31.1810a-f_profile_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE profile, profile, 31.1810a-f_profile_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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