University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF766
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Belgian Congo
Kasai District
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Metal
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:494 - Other Number

Description

Rectangular wooden board, 19 metal keys. Back of card: The "African piano" widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa. The keys in this case are arranged so that the ends overlap in threes, which can be played as chords. The decorated gourd forms a resonator.


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