Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
2 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (5.7 x 24.8 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Plucked Idiophone made of wood. Resonating chamber is hollow and rectangular in shape. The bridge on the anterior surface holds eight metal keys attached by rattan fiber. Metal vibrating tubes are found on the bases of the keys. A round sounding hole is found on the posterior surface of the resonating chamber. On the proper left side there is a rectangular indentation from which a piece of fiber string is coming detached. CONDITION: Wood is worn and scratched, several small holes are found on surface.
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Plucked Idiophone (Sanza), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, metal, 2 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 4 1/8 in. (5.7 x 24.8 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.889. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.889_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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