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unknown Baulé
Baulé Primary



Handdrum

19th century - 20th century
Carved, incised, and threaded wood with hide and fibrous thread

6 1/2 in. x 4 in. (16.51 cm x 10.16 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.69
Other Number(s): 82 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Mali
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Baulé, Malian, West 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.
  • Baule - The style and culture of the Akan-speaking peoples traditionally living in the savanna region between the Bandama and N’zi rivers in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Since 1940, there has been significant migration of the Baule to the southern, forested part of the country in search of land more productive for coffee and cocoa planting. Baule art is considered a separate and distinct style, although specific categories of Baule art are historically and stylistically close to the art forms of their neighbors. The style and culture of the Akan-speaking peoples traditionally living in the savanna region between the Bandama and N’zi rivers in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Since 1940, there has been significant migration of the Baule to the southern, forested part of the country in search of land more productive for coffee and cocoa planting. Baule art is considered a separate and distinct style, although specific categories of Baule art are historically and stylistically close to the art forms of their neighbors.
  • drums - Membranophones with a resonating cavity covered at one or both ends by a membrane, which is sounded by striking, rubbing, or plucking.
  • Malian - Style and culture of Mali in West Africa, either the ancient empire of the 13th and 14th centuries or of the modern republic founded in 1960.
  • musical instruments - Sound-producing apparatuses whose primary function is to play music.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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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: 12/07/1996


  • Owner Name: Jan Baum & Iris Silverman
    Place: Los Angeles, California, US


Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 82
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0062051.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0062054.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0062053.

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