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Object Number:42-21-301
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Uganda
Culture Area: East Africa
Section:African
Materials:Gourd
Snakeskin
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number:296 - Other Number
C-325 - Seder Number

Description

Gourd sound box, snakeskin cover. On covex side of gourd, a square of hide attached by twisted sinew to narrow band of hide to which snakeskin is sewed. To upright wooden bars extending outward and upward to wooden cross-bar, from which the strings of thin twisted leather are stretched to cover wooden peg at base of sound box. Hide sling.

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