Details
Image number
CVL491136
Title
Bowharp, early 1900s (wood, hide, fibre, metal, bead)
Artist
Congolese School, (20th century) / African
Location
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Medium
wood, hide, fibre, metal, bead
Dimensions
Handle - h:36.90 Drum - w:18.20 l:37.50 cms
Description
Although five-stringed melodic harps with anthropomorphic decorations are found among different peoples in northern Congo, the elongated skull of this work is characteristic of the Mangbetu. Such instruments commonly served to accompany songs by either male or female musicians. Cleveland artist Paul Travis acquired this work and some others during his travels in Central Africa in 1928. #132
Photo credit
© Cleveland Museum of Art / Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ carved / object / c20th / african / musical instrument / wood / carving / harp / central africa / music / woodcarving / tribal / mixed media / democratic republic of the congo / fiber / mangbetu / bowharp
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3750 × 5104 px 318 × 432 mm 1 MB
Medium 753 × 1024 px 64 × 87 mm 0 MB
Small 441 × 600 px 37 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Undetermined copyright
Permissions
PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE

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