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Punu Tambour (N° 24327)

Drums are used in Africa not only to transmit messages but also by the witch doctor during ritual ceremonies. This type of slit drum is adorned with a sculpted head and has two sticks housed in the sound box.
Glossy dark brown patina, slight abrasions.
The Punu are a Bantu people of Central Africa established mainly in southern Gabon, also in the Republic of Congo in the Niari region. They live in independent villages divided into clans and families. Social cohesion is ensured by the Moukouji society, whose essential role is to subjugate the evil spirits of the forest. Within this same group named Shira, the Lumbu, Loumbu, Balumbu, settled on the coastal part of Gabon, and in the Republic of Congo, keep the bones of their ancestors in reliquary baskets decorated with statuettes and other prestigious objects. Lit. : "Punu", L. Perrois and C. Grand-Dufay, ed. 5Continents.  


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OriginColl. belge X.R. ( sera transmis à l'acquéreur)
Height cm31
Depth9 cm
Width11 cm
Weight0.54 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1940

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