Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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percussion instrument
  • Africa
  • percussion instrument, late 1800s
  • wood, string, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 31 x 21 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 12 3/16 x 8 1/4 x 2 9/16 in
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 24.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: b) 9 5/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0803.a,b

This hollow hammer shaped instrument has a cylindrical sound chamber and handle (2007.0803.a) with a hole through the end of the handle. There is a long slit opposite the handle.

The stick (2007.0803.b) is attached with string through a hole at the end.