Drum (1) - Wood - Shoowa-Kuba - Congo DRC

Description
Drum (1) - Wood - Shoowa-Kuba - Congo DRC
Late 19th century - Fair

An antique Kuba drum of a reddish wood, covered with animal skin. The instrument stands on a base carved with four curved legs and a middle column which indicates a high (court) origin. The whole is decorated with typical Kuba motifs in low relief. The handle has the shape of a naked male figurine.
The drum stood the test of time fairly well. There are little wormholes on the surface here and there. The handle has an indigenous repair but is otherwise complete. The drum sheet has been tightened once in the distant past. Some old shrink cracks in the bottom plate. On the other hand, the object has a beautiful rustic soft shiny old patina. Museum quality both in terms of age and shape.

Registered shipping with Track & Trace via Post.nl. Will be packed extra well; Netherlands 15 euros. Other Western European countries 25 euros. Elsewhere: €35.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Drum
Ethnic group/ culture
Shoowa-Kuba
Region/ country
Congo DRC
Material
Wood
Period
Late 19th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
76×27×19 cm
Weight
3.5 kg
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