<em>Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Engraved wood, metal, 2 1/2 x 9 x 5 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.891. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.891_threequarter_PS5.jpg)

Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)

Medium: Engraved wood, metal

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 9 x 5 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm)


Accession Number: 22.891

Image: CUR.22.891_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Plucked Idiophone made of wood. Resonating chamber is hollow and rectangular in shape. Round sounding holes are found on both the posterior surface and base end. The bridge on the anterior surface holds 5 metal keys. The keys are held down by a metal bar attached by ratan fiber. The entire surface of the resonating chamber is covered in an engraved geometric pattern consisting of diagonal and vertical lines. A rectangular protrusion is found on the proper right side. Condition: Few keys missing wood is worn.

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