BOURE DRUM 2, Ivory Coast

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BOURE, DRUM 2, 9.5", $250, Ivory Coast

Drums are among the most important art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals, story-telling and communication of messages.

Both heads on this drum are intact, and playable. There is something loose inside, that rumbles around when shaken.

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