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Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Engraved wood, metal
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (3.8 x 14 x 15.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plucked Idiophone (Sanza), late 19th or early 20th century. Engraved wood, metal, 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (3.8 x 14 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.890. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.890_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, CUR.22.890_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plucked Idiophone made of wood. Resonating chamber is hollow and rectangular in shape. A metal bridge is still attached to the anterior but keys are missing. One round sounding hole is found on the posterior surface. 3 rectangular strips of metal are also found on the proper right side of the posterior surface. CONDITION: Wood worn around edges, scratched, smalll splits.
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