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Baga Drum (N° 22349)

The Baga live along the Atlantic coast of the Republic of Guinea, in West Africa. They are one of the smallest ethnic groups in Guinea, and have lived relatively isolated from their neighbors due to the vast swamps that surround them. They did, however, leave a vast artistic legacy, which includes crests, figurative sculptures, masks, and objects of daily use such as musical instruments. This drum called timba , and matimbo in neighboring groups, was played during initiation ceremonies for members of the A-Tekan , on the occasion of the funerals of its members or even for the marriage of their daughters. It is by its size that this drum is distinguished from other drums used in the A-Tekan, which requires its user to remain standing to play the instrument. He also intervened during the initiation to the secrets of the pharmacopoeia.
The barrel is stretched with a skin, and offers flanks enhanced with areas of contrasting colors. It is supported by female figures and a sculpture in the round featuring a horse.
Abrasions from use and desiccation cracks.
Source: "Baga" D. Berliner  

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OriginCollection Prodhomme
EthnyBaga
CountryGuinée
Material(s)wood, peau animale, plant fibre
Height cm113
Depth37 cm
Width39 cm
Weight20.00 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°

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