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Colangee

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture:
Congolese
Medium:
Wood, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 31 × W. 8 × D. 11 in. (78.7 × 20.3 × 27.9 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Musical Bow
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.2035
Not on view
The Colangee is a type of pluriarc. Each string of the pluriarc has its own flexible stick to keep its tension. The strings are tuned by the variable curvature of the sticks.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"The Brass Instrument Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York." Historic Brass Society Journal (1999), vol. 11, pg. 117.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 41.



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