Seller: artsandsciences (3,063) 100%, Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Ships to: US, Item: 133347509264 CIRCA 1920's MANUFACTURED CARVED WOOD HAND PAINTED MOUNTED PAGAN DEVIL HEAD "BOOM BA" INCANTATION SHAMAN "ONE-MAN-BAND" MUSIC STICK W/ ADJUSTABLE STRING ACTIVATED TAMBURINE / A PAIR OF MINIATURE HIGH HAT CYMBALS & ALSO A SERIES OF VARYING SIZED DANGLING COW BELLS - POSSIBLY FOR USE OF SATANIC PURPOSE For your consideration is a fully working "One-Man-Band" BOOM BA musical incantation instrument with a large hand painted and hand carved HEAD OF A SATANIC DEVIL. BOOM BA The boom-ba (highly likely to have come from German "Bumba" [pronounced "BOOM-bahss"]; "bum" possibly coming from an older form of "brummen", "to hum", and "ba" meaning "bass", as in music) is a bladder fiddle, known throughout the Pennsylvania Dutch culture of eastern Pennsylvania, United States. The instrument focuses heavily on loud percussion, typically consisting of a variety of percussion instruments attached to a wooden pole. The exact designs of a boom-ba vary, with much emphasis being put on the personalization of the boom-ba. Common features typically include a spring-loaded rubber base (much like a pogo stick), with percussion instruments such as bells and wood blocks attached. Nearly all boom-bas also include a set of cymbals which crash as the boom-ba is bounced, and a tambourine which can be played with a drumstick or shaken as the boom-ba is played. The boom-ba is similar in nature to the "stumpf fiddle", though the stumpf fiddle generally lacks the loud crashing cymbal on top. It is this loud crash when bounced that makes the boom-ba distinct. An older, German variant of the stumpf fiddle and the boom-ba is the "Teufelsgeige" (German word, literally meaning "Devil's fiddle"), which is decorated with a Devil's head at the top of the pole. A wonderful instrument is NOT a home made device, but a WHOLLY MANUFACTURED OBJECT - the useful purpose of which is either for parades or can be used for Satanic meetings and purpose. In very good shape, with generally minimal wear, but showing wear consistent with its age (1920's). Nickeling still intact and with a good polishing - even better! Note some minor spats of SURFACE rusting lightly mixed-in as seen in close-ups - as seen basically on the tamburine clamp sections. Over-all stands FIVE FEET - NINE INCHES (69") in size. The hand carved wooden DEVIL'S HEAD still has it's wonderful original bright red and black paint - and with green eyes! The carved DEVIL'S head itself measures 3" x 7" x 4" in size - resting on a section of ringed black felt to act as a bumper for the pair of 7" diameter brass cymbals. The tambourine measures 3" deep x 10" DIAMETER. The outer band has shrunk over time and has pulled away maybe 1/8" from the main wood shell of the tamburine instrument and is not broken as it may appear. Bottom front of unit has it's original metal and rubber bumper foot as shown. Rubber paper roller in excellent shape with no cracks or chips. Look over the photos closely and see for yourself! Super nice piece almost a century old! ASK ALL QUESTIONS. LOOK OVER ALL PHOTOS. YOU GET WHAT YOU SEE. In good working order. AS SHOWN ABOVE AND BELOW. SOLD "AS-IS." PARCEL POST SHIPPING & HANDLING IS $90.00. Includes 15% EBAY / PAYPAL SELLER'S SHIPPING SURCHARGE WE HAVE TO PAY. INSURANCE INCLUDED for US sales. DOUBLEBOXED for safety. SHIPPING EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI WILL GET A REFUND AFTER ITEM SHIPS TO ADDRESS CLOSER TO ATLANTA. WE DO NOT SHIP BY UPS as they rip open boxes insured at $100 or more seeking to deny shipments containing antiques. ALL SHIPMENTS NORMALLY MADE THROUGH USPS - BUT WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEND BY FEDERAL EXPRESS GROUND INSURED. NO OVERSEAS SHIPPING OR SALES. GEORGIA residents must pay 8% STATE SALES TAX. GOOD LUCK!!