Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stringed instrument
  • Aganda peoples
  • stringed instrument, early-mid 1900s
  • wood, leather, string
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 42 x 29 x 62 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 24 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2972

The stringed instrument has a triangular wooden resonating chamber, covered with two pieces of dark brown leather, stitched together with a wide band of cord. There are two round holes. The "seam" near the neck is woven through strips of leather. The neck curves upward, and has five pegs on one side, one peg on the other. The strings stretch from each peg to the resonating chamber.