University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2012-31-44
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Shangana-Tsonga
Provenience: South Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Gourd
Metal
Height: 8.3cm
Length: 73cm
Width: 15cm
Outside Diameter:1.4cm
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret E. Johnston in memory of Dr. Thomas F. Johnston, 2012

Description

Musical bow (Ximvegomvego) is a crescent shaped bow with a gourd acrossing its string. The gourd has two holes on the body and the flat side is covered by hide. Bow was owned by Chief Mhinga.


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