Photographs © Tim Hamill
MBAKA HARP 3, 22.5x16", $350, 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.
[RETURN TO AFRICAN HARPS PAGE]
[RETURN TO AFRICAN DRUM EXHIBIT PAGE]
[RETURN TO AFRICAN DRUMS PAGE]
[RETURN TO ARTIFACTS PAGE]
[RETURN TO HOME PAGE] [CONTACT GALLERY] [ORDERING] [HYPERLINKS]