Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
21 7/16 x 4 1/2 in. (54.5 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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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)
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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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