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Object Number:2012-31-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Gourd
Fiber
Height: 25 cm
Length: 142 cm
Width: 45 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

16 wood bars of graduated length are tied with leather lashing to wood panel frame. Bars are separated into seven sections of two bars by thin wood dividers which are attached to the frame. Beneathe each bar are round gourd resonators of graduated size. Wood bar and goard are of complimentary size. Insturment is supported by two wood legs, one on each side. Legs are atached to central and outer frame.

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