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Harp Guitar

Arts of Africa

  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 21 7/16 x 4 1/2 in. (54.5 x 11.4 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 Harp Guitar, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 21 7/16 x 4 1/2 in. (54.5 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1296. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1296_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE 3/4, CUR.22.1296_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden harp guitar with pluriarch attachment resonater is hollow and triangular in shape. Anterior surface consists of a flat wooden hour glass shaped plane-attached by rattan fiber strings. A five arched attachement is inserted into five accomicating holes on posterior surface. Five strings are still attached to guitar. Condition: Worn. Resonater cracked. Strings worn.
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