Ancient African slit drum


Rare ancient Mangbetu slit drum from Africa. Hollowed out piece of wood profided with thin slit which serves as an opening of the rasonating chamber. Wonderful form with inset brass tacks depicting warriors. Earth pigments on wood. Mounted on metal base. 19th C. Congo, Africa. W. 35.4 x H. 19.7 in. ( 90 x 50 cm ). Price: 495 euro.