Lot 249: Antique Nilotic African Harp
November 6, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Circa 19th-20th century, Nilotic tribes of Sub-Saharan Africa, comprising an oblong chamber of animal hide stitched at the back and stretched to form an angular figure 8 at the front, attaching to a curved carved wood neck, itself connected by tuning pegs to five twine strings. 28" L. Minor rubbing to wood, some cracks to hide.