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Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 206

Congolese Drum: Africa, 20th C.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Very tall ceremonial drum originating with the Kuba or Lele people of Congo. Likely a 1930's - 50's piece. Mounted to a base 8" square, the drum itself measures approximately 55" high with a diameter of 9". The piece is in overall good condition given its age: scuffs, nicks and dings are present throughout the finish. Its chief detriments are a torn timpanum and the circular base of the drum is cracked and missing half of its original shape. Large, heavy shipping item. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. Keywords: Democratic Republic of the Congo, tribal, instrument, percussion, vintage