From: Zaire

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 97-18-31
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mangbetu
Provenience Zaire
Culture Area Central Africa
Section African
Materials Wood | Metal | Nails
Iconography Human figure

Copper wire attached to skin covered top surface and around lower part of figure around the neck and on the faces of the double heads. Wire strings held on by wooden pegs which extend through holes in the body. Metal nails ornament the front surface of figure. A metal, possibly copper, found throughout the piece used for ornamentation. A human figure with two heads is used for the arm of the guitar.

Height 52 cm
Length 48 cm
Width 22.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Hill II, 1997

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