Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
2 1/8 x 15 x 5 1/2 in. (5.4 x 38.1 x 14 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Plucked Idiophone (Sanza), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, metal, 2 1/8 x 15 x 5 1/2 in. (5.4 x 38.1 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.888. Creative Commons-BY
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Plucked idiophone made of wood. Polished. Resonating chamber is hollow and rectangular in shape. The bridge on the anterior surface holds nine metal keys attached by rattan fiber. A round sounding hole is found on the posterior surface. On the top end there is a rectangular indentation which encases a metal cord with metal vibrating tubes wrapped around it. CONDITION: Wood is scratched and worn. Wood underneath the bridge and keys is corroding.
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