Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pluriarc

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Congo District
Culture:
Congolese
Medium:
Wood, tin
Dimensions:
29 × 6 × 3 1/2 in. (73.7 × 15.2 × 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Musical Bow
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.548
Not on view
Each string of the pluriarc has its own flexible stick to keep it under tension. The strings are tuned by the variable curvature of the sticks.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
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