University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:93-9-28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Ghana
Culture Area: West Africa
Date Made: 1900-1971
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1971
Section:African
Materials:Gourd
Metal
Snakeskin
String
Leather
Wood
Animal Hair
Credit Line:Gift of Harvey and Doris Tower, 1993

Description

Snakeskin streched over gourd bowl (42 metal nails). Bowl has incised black abstraction. Hole in snakeskin off to side. Long stick, parts wrapped in leather, bisected with nail to keep from sliding. Decorated leather fringe at long end of stick. Boomerang-shaped piece of wood inside resonating chamber, hair attached to long stick.


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