From: Uganda

Curatorial Section: African

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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

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. Two 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.

Height 8.5 cm
Length 60 cm
Width 29 cm
Credit Line Gift of Percy C. Madeira Jr., 1942
Other Number 296 - Collector Number | C-325 - Seder Number

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