University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:93-9-26
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Ghana
Culture Area: West Africa
Date Made: 1900-1971
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1971
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Gourd
Metal
Wood
String
Technique:Incised
Credit Line:Gift of Harvey and Doris Tower, 1993

Description

Skin stretched over gourd forms resonating chamber, attached w/ sixteen metal nails. Gourd has incised design. Stick runs through, bisected by nail, short end covered w/ black leather. Long end has portion wrapped with leather, hair sewn on. Leather fringe at other end.


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