Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)
Arts of Africa
Engraved wood, metal
late 19th or early 20th century
1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (3.8 x 14 x 15.9 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. 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)
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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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