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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Sahelese; Sudanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Côte d'Ivoire//Africa, Sudanic Africa, Bukina Faso, Mali, Northern Côte d'Ivoire (SL) Africa,West Africa,Côte d'Ivoire
Creator Active Place: Africa,West Africa,Côte d'Ivoire
Creator Name-CRT: Senufo
Title: Ceremonial Drum (Pinge)
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1930
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: 1930/50
Creation Place: Africa,West Africa,Côte d'Ivoire
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Musical Instrument
Materials and Techniques: Wood, hide, applied color
Dimensions: H: 48 3/8 in. (122.9 cm); D: 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1990.137
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Robert J. Hall, Herbert R. Molner Discretionary, Curator's Discretionary, and the Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Purchase funds; Arnold Crane, Mrs. Leonard Florsheim, O. Renard Goltra, Holly and David Ross, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Acquisitions, Ada Turnbull Hertle, Marion and Samuel Klasstorner endowments; through prior gifts of various donors.
Subject Description: Drum supported by seated female caryatid figure. Figure seated on four-legged stool. Figure depicted with loincloth; has large conical breasts and a projecting chin. Scarification marks on face and abdomen of figure. Arms of figure represented with bracelets. Drum has images of snakes; a male figure with up-raised arms; an equestrian figure with a lance; a bird; a tortoise; and a lizard/ crocodile carved in low-relief. Scallop design and incised lines carved on top of drum. Hide affixed to top with seven wooden pegs.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1990.137
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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