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Kuba Drum with Raffia Cloth and Cowrie Shells DR Congo African Materials: Wood, leather Approximate Age: mid/second half twentieth century. Historical African drum made by natural materials

Tambour, Baulé, Côte d'Ivoire | Lot | Sotheby's - Les grands tambours d'appel revêtent chez les Baulé un rôle majeur : "Chez les Baulé, le roi lui-même, dans une cérémonie publique, avant de s'asseoir sur son trône, va le saluer. En période de conflit armé, le grand tambour est aussi protégé que la personne du roi" (Niangoran-Bouah in AFAA, 1989, p. 191). La caisse cylindrique est ici ornée de de deux frises de  visages - esprits tutélaires, génies de la brousse ou masques miniatures…

brown - Drum - wood - ca. Mid century - Baule people of the Ivory Coast - Africa

Africa | Kuba Drum. DR Congo | Wood, leather and cowrie shell beads

Africa | Kuba Drum. DR Congo | Wood, leather and cowrie shell beads

79. Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo -Democratic Republic-slide- Elisofon, Eliot, 1951

Suku (L.), and Yaka mask. Initiation rituals among Yaka people, near Kasongo Lunda, Congo (Democratic Republic).

Africa | Drum from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood, hide, plant fiber and metal | Mid 20th century

RD Congo ~ Drum from the Kuba people ~ Wood, hide, plant fiber and metal ~ Mid century

Africa | Bulup (Dance Drum) from the Kuba people of the DR Congo | Wood, hide, wood pegs, copper wire | early 20th century

DR Congo ~ Bulup (Dance Drum) from the Kuba people ~ Wood, hide, wood pegs, copper wire ~ early century

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