From: Tunisia (uncertain) | Morocco (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: African

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Native Name Gnbri
Object Number 2014-13-125
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Tunisia (uncertain) | Morocco (uncertain)
Section African
Materials Turtle Shell | Wood | Skin

Gnbri. Tortoise shell body with skin resonating surface glued on. round wooden neck pierces shell; strings attached tobase end of stick Carved top to neck and peg box. 2 small lateral pegs. Skin resonating surface painted green at edge with gold floral designs. In center a red border encircles a black ink drawing. Sides of skin glued to bldy painted black. Neck painted red; peg box painted green, gold, red and black. Good condition - paint peeling

Height 7.5 cm
Length 51 cm
Width 12.1 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number 44? - Other Number | L-222-17B - Old Loan Number

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