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X85.458a,b Harp

 

Object Name: Harp
Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cultural Group: Ngbaka peoples
Materials Used: Wood, hide, metal, string
Dimensions: H: 60 cm, W: 14 cm (H: 23.6 in, W: 5.5 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhm. X85.458a,b

This harp represents Seto an ancestor of the Ngbaka peoples and messenger to the gods. A seated musician stood such a harp on the ground in front of him and accompanied songs and ballads.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 296

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