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Musical instrument - Metal, Wood - Sanza lamellophone, NO RESERVE - Bakongo - Congo DRC

Musical instrument - Metal, Wood - Sanza lamellophone, NO RESERVE - Bakongo - Congo DRC

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.

Object Musical instrument
Indigenous object name Sanza lamellophone, NO RESERVE
Ethnic group/ culture Bakongo
Region/ country Congo DRC
Material Metal, Wood
Period 2nd half 19th century
Condition Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand No
Dimensions 16×10×3 cm
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