Photographs © Tim Hamill
MBAKA HARP 1, 19.5x17", $350, SOLD, Democratic Republic of Congo
Harps and other stringed instruments are among the important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many religious and secular ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals and story-telling. Many examples incorporate the human form as the body of the instrument.
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