KUBA DRUMS, DRC

 

 KUBA
Drum 10
37" high
$2000

  

KUBA
Drum 3
32" high
$600
 


  

KUBA
Drum 4
20.5" high
$400

  

KUBA
Drum 6
16" high
$800

  

KUBA
Drum 7
17" high
$600

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, DRUMS, Nigeria

These Kuba drums have been vetted as being authentic with several showing significant signs of use and age.

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. Twelve Kuba examples, with their intricate intertwined abstract designs, a few with faces or hand motifs, show the variety and skill known for Kuba sculpture.

Kuba king flanked by royal drums, 1947 photograph by Eliot Elisofon
Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Archives
(Note drum on left)

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