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Musical Bow

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Object Number:
2012-31-40
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience:
South Africa
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Gourd
Description:
Braced Gourd-bow (Xitende). Wood bow with a string tied to both ends. In the middle of bow near grip a thread spool is attached to half of a gourd. Wire string is attached to each end of bow and pulled in and attached to grip beneath thread spool. Gourd is damaged having three areas of loss.
Height:
19.5cm
Length:
130.5cm
Width:
41cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston

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