Tall Kuba Drum, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood, hide, fiber
height 46 1/8in (117.25cm)
Harry Franklin, Beverly Hills, California (tag on base of drum)
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California, de-accessioned in 1998.
Butterfield & Butterfield, 26 March 1998, Lot 4540
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The tall cylindrical drum with footed base, a carved three-dimensional head on the upper portion in a panel of crosshatched incised designs; rich honey-brown patina from much handling and playing.