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unknown Hemba
Primary

unknown Luba
Primary



Minyange (Rattle)

19th century - 20th century
Carved wood with string and feathers

13 in. x 2 1/4 in. (33.02 cm x 5.72 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.95
Other Number(s): 82-22 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Possibly Eastern Provinces, Possibly Maniema and Tanganyika
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Hemba or Luba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • Central African - Nationality, styles, and culture of the people of the nation of the République centrafricaine.
  • Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.
  • Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Hemba
  • rattles - Shaken idiophones made in a variety of forms worldwide, in which one or more objects strike against each other or against the inside or outside of another object.
  • ritual objects - Objects used for a particular ritual activity, often as part of a ceremony.
  • sacred objects - Broadly, ceremonial objects that retain their sacredness in their present context. Sometimes defined more narrowly as only those needed by a present-day culture to practice their religion. For objects that are used primarily for a religious ceremony or function, but are not necessarily in themselves considered sacred, use "religious objects."
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 7/18/1991


Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Francois Neyt and Louis de Strycker. "Approche des Arts Hemba." 11 (Automne 1974): 52-53, Figure Number: 53-55.
  • "Rand African Art." (Accessed May 9, 2020): Randafricanart.com. http://www.randafricanart.com/Luba_shakaree.html.
  • "Rand African Art." (Accessed May 9, 2020): Randafricanart.com. http://www.randafricanart.com/Luba_shakaree.html.
  • Jean- Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 1998), 160. Figure Number: 3
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0168015.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0031834.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Francois Neyt and Louis de Strycker. "Approche des Arts Hemba." 11 (Automne 1974): 52-53, Figure Number: 53-55.
  • "Rand African Art." (Accessed May 9, 2020): Randafricanart.com. http://www.randafricanart.com/Luba_shakaree.html.
  • Jean- Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 1998), 160.

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