From: Uganda

Curatorial Section: African

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Native Name Nanga
Object Number 2014-13-25
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Uganda
Section African
Materials Wood | Skin | Raffia

Nanga. Long, slender woodentrough-like body with membrane resonating surface sewn on through holes in edge of wood with fiber strings. A light colored skin patch with hair is bound on end with arm. 6 twisted raffia fiber strings. Short curved neck (L-shaped) carved at end to fit in end of body. 5 lateral pegs - one remains. 4 strings remain (broken). Poor condition

Height 7.5 cm
Length 43 cm
Width 10 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number L-222-25 - Old Loan Number | C-238 - Seder Number

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