Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sansa (thumb piano)
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • sansa (thumb piano), late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, metal, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 x 7 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0835

This wooden thumb piano has seven metal keys and an incised geometric design. There is a metal loop at the bottom with two metal beads.