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Fiddle Part

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Object Number:
31-44-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bini
Provenience:
Dahomey
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Long oval wooden sounding-box covered with rawhide through which the wooden stem passes twice emerging under a round hole near the lower end of the sounding-box. Three strings (missing) were originally fastened to thong rings near top of stem and to the three prongs at its lower end. Played with a plectrum or a bow (?). Instrument of identical type known from Tibati, Adamaua. Attribution to Dahomey due to Oldman.
Credit Line:
Exchange with H. A. Walters
Other Number:
C347   -   Seder Number

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