AFRICAN MBIRA INSTRUMENTS

The four mbira below have been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

GOGO
Mbira 4
14.75" high
$400

GOGO
Mbira 5

6.75" high
$200

GOGO
Mbira 6

12" high
$250

GOGO
Mbira 7

8.75" high
$200


The two mbira below have been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.

GOGO
Mbira 8

9" high
$200

GOGO
Mbira 9

15" high
$400


Despite their appearance the two mbira below were probably made to be sold.

LUBA
Mbira 1
14.5" high
$250



LUBA?
Mbira 10
9.25" high
$75

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

Mbira are among the art forms in Africa, used both as a musical instrument and as a work of sculpture significant in many ceremonial functions, including dance, rituals and story-telling. Our selections are mostly abstract, with sounding chambers, sounding holes and metal or cane keys. They are played with the thumbs, hence the term "thumb pianos". None of our is complete enough to be considered really playable.

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