University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:84-7-191
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt (uncertain)
Culture Area: North Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Leather
Cowrie Shells
Length: 72
Depth: 15
Outside Diameter:30
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1984
Other Number:C-229 - Seder Number

Description

Bowl-shaped wooden body with indented ridges encircling it. Membrane sounding bound with sound perforations and large faded arabic lettering. 4 red leather stars with shell decorations nailed around body; crescent moon and star in middle of star. End button covered with leather strips strung with shells. Tubular neck, 1 dorsal peg, end of neck decorated with leather and shells. Mirror in center of 1 star.

Good condition. Membrane torn in one spot.


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