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unknown Kuba (Congolese)

Bulup (Dance Drum)

19th century - 20th century
Carved wood, metal nails, raffia twine, skin, and patina

27 9/16 in. x 9 1/16 in. (diameter) (70 cm x 23 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.129
Other Number(s): 108 (247) (Neufeld Collection Number)
247 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Kuba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 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.
  • drums - Membranophones with a resonating cavity covered at one or both ends by a membrane, which is sounded by striking, rubbing, or plucking.
  • Kuba - Describes works created by the African people of the same name living in the central Democratic Republic of Congo.

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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: 12/20/1996

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  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 247
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0024830.

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