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Slit drum – Wood – Mangbetu – DR Congo


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Large Mangbetu slit drum from DR Congo. The Mangbetu adorned many prestige objects with figures where the body of the instrument issues arms and legs, although sometimes only a head is carved at the end of the shaft.

Slit drums are played in ensembles at dances and announce the arrival of the chief and other high dignitaries.

Good condition with a beautiful patina of age.

Object: Slit drum
Ethnic group/ culture: Mangbetu
Region/ country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Period:2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 57×17×15 cm
Weight: 1900 g


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