KUBA DRUMS ARCHIVES, DRC

The Kuba drums below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

For UNSOLD Kuba Drums GO TO KUBA DRUM PAGE

 

KUBA
Drum 8
SOLD

  

 KUBA
Drum 12
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Drum 13
SOLD


  

KUBA
Drum 1
SOLD

  

KUBA
Drum 2
SOLD

 

KUBA
Drum 5
SOLD


 

KUBA
Drum 9
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, DRUMS, Nigeria

These Kuba drums have been vetted as being authentic with several showing significant signs of use and age.

Drums are among the most important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals, story-telling and communication of messages. Twelve Kuba examples, with their intricate intertwined abstract designs, a few with faces or hand motifs, show the variety and skill known for Kuba sculpture.

Kuba king flanked by royal drums, 1947 photograph by Eliot Elisofon
Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Archives
(Note drum on left)

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