Mangbetu. <em>Harp with Removable Pegs (Kundi)</em>, 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)

Harp with Removable Pegs (Kundi)


Medium: Wood, skin

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 10 x 15 x 3 1/4 in. (15.4 x 38.1 x 8.3 cm)


Accession Number: 31.1810a-f

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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.

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