N'koku Ngoombu slit drum - Yaka - SOLD OUT

Musical instruments and traditional African art Yaka

The Bayaka address a diviner (Ngoombu) when they seek to identify the cause of an illness or misfortune.

Ngoombu is responsible for determining the cause and proposing a solution or at least recommendations.

An N'koku Ngoombu slit drum (also called n-Kookwa Ngoombu) is an object involved in the rite of divination. During the rite, the diviner will tap the instrument with a stick (here present) to invoke the spiritual forces. The sounds will also accompany the words of the diviner to translate the cause of the misfortune that affected the client.

This exceptional drum wears a yaka style head with a rolled up nose.

Rare object of superb quality.

An object of this type is exposed to MET (NY) inv. 1983.30 ex Charles Van Lierde.

Sold out
Make an Offer

Your Offer is sent.

Your Offer is accepted, please check your inbox.

  •     *Required Fields

Loading

00522

Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1930
Size
58 x 13 cm
Expert's estimate
850 - 950 €
Ethnic group
Yaka / Bayaka
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium

You might also like