From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-36
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Wood | Tin | Iron

Seven metal keys fastened to rectangular board which has a triangular handle covered with tin cut into two "ears" at the base. Short pieces of wire are strung through holes in the edges of these latter. The board is attached to a rectangular tin box [resonator] which contains pebbles. The bondoma is played by plucking the ends of the keys near the handle.

Height 9.6 cm
Length 30 cm
Width 12 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 65 - Collector Number | I-463 - Seder Number

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