University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKissar
Object Number: 2014-13-32
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sudan
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Reptile Skin
Fiber
Length: 45.5cm
Width: 45.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other NumberL-222-32 - Old Loan Number
C-240 - Seder Number

Description

Kissar. Wooden bowl covered with lizard skin membrane, held in placy by twisted rawhide thongs fastened to a roughly rectangular piece of hide on the bottom. Two arms and a crosspiece form the yoke. 8 rolls of cloth and rawhide originally held the 8 strings


Current & Past Exhibitions:

What is the What? A Sampling of Penn Museum's Sudanese Collections (09 Jan 2008 - 02 Jun 2008)View Objects in Exhibition
Four Thousand Years of Music (18 May 1950 - Apr 1958)View Objects in Exhibition

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