Plucked Idiophone (Sanza)
Arts of Africa
Engraved wood, metal
late 19th or early 20th century
2 1/2 x 9 x 5 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Plucked Idiophone made of wood. Resonating chamber is hollow and rectangular in shape. Round sounding holes are found on both the posterior surface and base end. The bridge on the anterior surface holds 5 metal keys. The keys are held down by a metal bar attached by ratan fiber. The entire surface of the resonating chamber is covered in an engraved geometric pattern consisting of diagonal and vertical lines. A rectangular protrusion is found on the proper right side.
Condition: Few keys missing wood is worn.
This item is not on view
Plucked Idiophone (Sanza), late 19th or early 20th century. Engraved wood, metal, 2 1/2 x 9 x 5 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.891. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.891_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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