University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKissar
Object Number: 2014-13-31
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Skin
Fabric
Leather
Length: 63cm
Width: 31.8cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other NumberL-222-31 - Old Loan Number
C-239 - Seder Number

Description

Kissar. Wooden bowl with hide covering. Yoke (crosspiece) has cloth coils for 5 strings (all missing). A leather strap connects the two side arms. Skin front laced in V-pattern to leather band around body. Skin front slit with many oval holes.


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