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Object Number:
8759
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Fang
Provenience:
Gabon
Culture Area:
Central Africa
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Skin
Fiber
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
Credit Line:
Gift of Rev. Dr. Robert Hamill Nassau

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