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    Description

    Baga (Guinea)
    Drum (timba)
    Weed, pigment, hide, fiber
    Height: 46 1/2 inches Dia. (at head): 22 inches

    Although the source gives a different attribution for the origin of this large drum, the overall configuration, the components which form that configuration, and the low relief, painted designs all conform to Baga canons. The size of this instrument, and the scale of the drum proper, identify it as a timba, or male drum. Ownership and use of these drums were reserved for high-ranking tribal elders.

    Exhibited:
    New York World's fair 1939
    Provenance:
    Russell B. Aiken, New York
    Christie's New York: The Russell B. Aiken Collection of African Collection of African, American Indian and Oceanic Art, sale 1278, lot 99
    Gary Hendershott, Little Rock



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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