FMNH 221664.nosub[1]

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    Transcriber: Julia W. Kennedy : Field Museum of Natural History - Anthropology Collections
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Field Museum of Natural History- Ethnology | 21-11 | Provenience: Ivory Coast: Abidjan (place of purchase), could be from further north into Mali. | People or Culture: Senufo? Malinké? Bambara? | Object: string instrument: cora | Material: calabash shell; animal hide; wood; plant fibres; tin; cowry; other metals. | Description: resonating chamber made of half of calabash shell covered by hide; a wooden bridge fixed in the center of the bowl holds strings of plant fiber which run out to the end of a wooden arm inserted into the distal side of the bowl; cleft at end of arm holds a deeply-notched piece of metal fringed with metal rings. | Dimensions: (in cm.) length: 120.0; width: 37.5. | Collection: Purchased from Mrs. Susan Vogel 19 November 1968. [LEFT MARGIN] A | ENT | 221664 | Field No. | Neg. No. A21 | Acc. 3046 [BACK] [PHOTOGRAPH]
Catalog Number: 221664.nosub[1]
Description: musical instrument
Materials: gourd (calabash), animal hide, wood, plant fiber, metal; tin, shell; cowrie, metal
Accession Number: [3046] S. Vogel (Purchase)
Accession Year: 1968
Other Numbers: A 21
City/Town: Abidjan
Collector/Source: Susan Vogel, Susan Vogel
EMu IRN: 1127822
GUID: 176eb1a1-6621-4658-9f5a-a88b4544891e

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