University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31-44-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bini
Provenience: Dahomey
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Exchange with H. A. Walters, 1931
Other NumberC347 - Seder Number
34609 - Oldman Number

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.


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