Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
2 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 in. (7 x 40 x 17.8 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. Wood, metal, 2 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 in. (7 x 40 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1310. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1310_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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Plucked idiophone made of wood. Polished. Resonating chamber is hollow and has two concave sides. The metal bridge on the anterior surface holds ten metal keys attached by rattan fiber. Metal vibrating tubes are found on hte bases of the keys. Two small holes are found on the top end on either side of the bridge area to accomodate a carrying string.
Condition: Wood is worn and scratched some corrosion is found on the wood underneath the bridge and the keys.
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