African art > Tam-Tam, Djembe, musical instruments > Lamellophone Chokwe

Lamellophone Chokwe (N° 19688)

Ex-collection African art from Belgium.Very common in Central Africa, and particularly popular among the Chokwe, this musical instrument, named sanza or likende, depending on the region, consists of a soundboard in the form of a rectangular board. Ten metal tongues have been attached to it in parallel. The thumbs of the two hands will rest on the soundboard to make the front ends of the tongues vibrate. Many instruments of this type called muyemba are incomplete because they have been stripped of the accompanying calabash that formed the sounding board (p.18 of "Instruments de musique" Jos Gansemans. ed. Collections du MRAC).
Lustrous brown patina, abrasions. The Tschokwe, of Bantu culture, settled in eastern Angola, but also in Congo and Zambia. Following various alliances, they mixed with the Lunda who taught them to hunt. Their social organization also influenced the Tschokwe society. The Tschokwe eventually dominated the Lunda, whose kingdom was dismantled at the end of the 19th century. Elephants in the region were hunted for meat, but also for ivory, which was intended for sale, not for the wide range of prestige items for which they excelled. The Tschokwe were also heavily involved in the slave trade, selling criminals and prisoners. Colonization later contributed to their migration to Congo-Kinshasa and Zambia.  

Watch the video

180.00 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 90.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (9.0 loyalty points = 9.0 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

Originex-collection belge
EthnyChokwe
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, metal
Height21
Width11
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Sanza KongoMasque ChokweMasque TschokweMasque TschokweMasque Tchokwe

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us

19689

Previously viewed items
African art - Lamellophone Chokwe
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100