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U994.4.63
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Sansa)
Date (Execution) : 1973
Geographical Origin : Kenya
Cultural Group : Kenyan
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Wood; Metal
Support / Technique : Carved; Incised; Hammered
Object Type : sansas
Visual Description : Sansa or thumb-piano is formed of an irregularly shaped piece of carved wood. The upper end has a kind of keyboard, on which are lashed a metal brace and 10 metal "keys". the bottom of the soundbox is curved. Simple incised geometric patterns.
Accession # : U994.4.63
Width (cm) : 11.00
Height (cm) : 25.00
Depth (cm) : 3.50
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Charles Hofmann
Artist Statement :