Mitshogo Harp

21" x 16" x 4"

DESCRIPTION

An early 20th century anthropomorphic harp made of hide, wood, string. The harp, a female element, symbolizes the woman\'s body and the mother-ancestor\'s face. The first ancestor, Disumba (the mother) is represented by the sculpted head. During ceremonies, the harp\'s voice teaches the initiates the true meaning of hermetic accounts. The instrument becomes performer and mediator.

CONDITION

Good. Natural signs common with age and use present.

Provenance

Ex Alan Lecomte, Paris, France , Private Miami collection

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

21" x 16" x 4"

PRICE

12,000

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