This vintage African bronze employs the lost wax technique. This piece would have most likely been used as a ceremonial instrument. It is in the shape of a guitar and is completely made up of figural representations, from the body and neck to several tiny figures. These figures likely represent a living person, an ancestor or a deity, dependent on its specific use.
DATE c. 1970
DIMENSIONS Width 18 Depth 17 Height 69 in.