22.5 " high x 11.5" wide x 12.5" deep
Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their power by the display of prestige objects during major ceremonies. Drums were among the most important of these and show the care and fine carving for which the Luba are known. Often embellishing objects with a female figure, the Luba believed that women mediated between kings and the spirit world.
There is one small hole near the top on the front and extensive wood loss due to insects and erosion on the base. The drum is now stable but not really playable.
In spite of its appearance, we believe this drum was made to be sold.
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