Slit drum - Wood - Suku - Congo DRC

Description
Slit drum - Wood - Suku - Congo DRC
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Prestige objects were carved specially for the SUKU chiefs and were kept by them. Slit drums ending in a carved human head were used by diviners.
Stylistically, SUKU sculptures are characterized by 2 enlargedfaces with an almond-shaped mouth, a triangular nose and coffee-bean eyes, all set under an elaborate coiffure. This type of style is called janus, with 2 identical faces.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Slit drum
Ethnic group/ culture
Suku
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
35×9×8 cm
Weight
600 g
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