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Masenqo

Date:
20th century
Geography:
Ethiopia
Culture:
Ethiopian
Medium:
Wood, hide, horsehair, cotton
Dimensions:
Height: 25 1/2 in. (64.7 cm)
Width: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of George Bashlow, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.367.2
Not on view
Held vertically and played alone or in ensemble, only by men, the masenqo is important in both secular and religious music.
George Bashlow
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