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date: 31 May 2020


  • Ferdinand J. de Hen


Cylindrical wooden slit drum of the Chokwe people in the Kasayi-Shaba region, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Pende call it mukoko dia ngombo and the Kongo call it mikoko mi ngombe. It has an extension carved as a human head, representing a divine spirit. The haircut and sometimes tattoos on the face designate a male or a female spirit. The ...

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