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Finger Piano

Sanza

Native NameSansa
Object Number:AF771
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bambala
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Brass
Cane (plant)
Technique:Incised
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1425 - Field No SF
I-430 - Seder Number

Description

Keyboard. Rectangular wooden box with slightly rounded back and with projecting human head at one end. Crude incised designs on top of box which is also ornamented with brass-headed nails. The reed and the strings which held the keys in place are present but the keys are missing.

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