NO RESERVE- 25€ DELIVERY WORLDWIDE
End XIXth - Early 20th century - Perfect condition - Collection Bob Germ, Hoboken
H= 16 cm - a custom made metal stand included in your package . Wood and metal lamellas, the sound is good , this music instrument can also be perfectly played.
This music instrument is called ‘sanza’ or in french 'lamellophone' , which one ‘plays’ by plucking the ends of the iron ‘tongues’ with the thumbs. These ‘tongues’ are attached to a metal frame atop a wood board. The board, made of hard brown woodshows a color variation in patina due to the extensive use, is decorated with old "clous de tapissiers" in coper below.
A beautiful figurative sanza with a finepatina and sound .
Lit.: ‘Encyclopedia of African Art and Culture’ by K.-F. Schädler, ill. p. 530.
Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and the private opinion of David Norden.
NO PRICE LIMIT. 25€ pack & shipping. Sent by registered and insured mail with Track & Trace
Please note: seller guarantees this item's authenticity.
- Musical instrument
- Indigenous object name
- Sanza lamellophone, NO RESERVE
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Metal, Wood
- 2nd half 19th century
- Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 16×10×3 cm