|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Outside Diameter:||29.5 cm|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012|
Lute consists of a hemisphere body, a one central wood neck inserted through gourd body. Four turning rings on neck; leather loop at base holds the playing string which are attached, two on each turning ring. A total of eight (green) strings. Body is covered by hide, the two hand posts are decorated with five cowrie shells and resemble a human face. Additional (5) cowrie shells decorate top of lute. Sound hole is cut into proper left side on hide.
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