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Humming Top

Object Number:
37-22-198A
Current Location:
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Locus:
Sitia Chiefdom
Yoni
Section:
African
Materials:
Nuts
Wood
Fiber
Description:
Made from a nut, like 37-22-197 but larger. The wooden handle and peg are inserted in holes and held in place by a resinous substance. The sound produced by the spinning top, resembles that made by the whistle, 37-22-197; hence the same name. Each end of the string is passed through a hole in a short piece of wood and knotted to keep these on the string. The nut has three perforations round the circumference.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Other Number:
106   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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