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Musical Bow

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Object Number:
2012-31-44
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience:
South Africa
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Gourd
Metal
Description:
Musical bow (Ximvegomvego) is a crescent shaped bow with a gourd acrossing its string. The gourd has two holes on the body and the flat side is covered by hide. Bow was owned by Chief Mhinga.
Height:
8.3cm
Length:
73cm
Width:
15cm
Outside Diamater:
1.4cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston

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