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Lute

Object Number:2012-31-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Hide
Fiber
Height: 12.7 cm
Length: 51.5 cm
Width: 11.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Lute made with a round body and hide soundboard. Hide is tan with red trim . A wood handle is inserted through body and secured with lashing that attaches to two leather turn rings at top of handle. Its body is crimson and orange with simple carvings as decoration.

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