Mangbetu Drum, Uele Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lot 90
Mangbetu Drum, Uele Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
US$ 70,000 - 90,000
€59,000 - 76,000

African and Oceanic Art

5 Dec 2017, 13:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Mangbetu Drum, Uele Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
nedundu
Wood
length 35 1/2in (90.2cm)

Provenance
Musée Instrumental du Conservatoire Royal, Brussels, loan no. 4554 (written twice in white marker)
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels
Philippe Ratton, Paris
Morris Pinto, New York and Geneva
Lance Entwistle, London
Private American Collection

Marie-Thérèse Brincard notes, "Found in the Uele region among the Mangbetu, Zande and Manivu groups, these Mangbetu slit gongs embody pure abstraction of form. Elegance and simplicity in the curvilinear silhouettes characterize these instruments." (Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments, New York, 1989, p. 128)
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