University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 8759
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Skin
Fiber
Credit Line:Gift of Rev. Dr. Robert Hamill Nassau, 1891

Description

Wood trough-shaped body with carved head at end with arms. Wooden arm with 9 holes for pegs. Body covered with gazelle skin with some hair remaining on. Skin laced together at bottom of body. Strings originally of serial-orchid rootlets (none with instrument). See AF254. Poor condition. Arm loose, skin split, 8 or 9 pegs missing. Strings missing


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