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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Oba or Kani

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Culture:
Limba or Kru people
Medium:
Gourd
Dimensions:
Height: 27 in. (68.6 cm) Diameter (Of gourd): 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Harp
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.532
Not on view
This instrument was popoular in Sierra Leone and among the Kru people of Liberia who called it "kani".
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Robert P. Pooley, U.S. Consul Sierra Leone
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