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Lot 0043
A rare large carved wooden slit drum from the Tabwa peoples or related ethnic group, Congo, central Africa. Large hollowed out log with slits to allow sound to travel. Great patina from handling and wonderful ancestor image on top. Includes old mallet. This drum has a nice tone and is quite playable.Condition Report: Overall well handled but solid condition.Provenance: The Robert Kinsky collection, PennsylvaniaDimensions: 32 inches tall.Date: mid 20th century

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Well weathered and worn, but intact

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Old Tabwa Village Slit Drum, African Art & Music

Estimate $300 - $600Dec 27, 2016