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Object Number: 29-59-86
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Angola
Culture Area: Central Africa
Length: 59cm
Outside Diameter:19cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number222 - Field No SF


Wood. Hourglass shaped. One end covered with hide. The bulbous parts are carved with elaborate geometrical design. "Soba or chief's drum bought from the Soba at Kalunga. This soba had been imprisoned by the Portuguese for not supplying the chief with all the cattle and sheep he owned."

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