Monochord fiddle, with gourd body covered with lizard skin, horse-hair string. To be played with bow 1922.23.91 .2
Place details: AFRICA. Nigeria / Northern Nigeria. Cultural Group: Gbagyi?: Gbari?: Gwari: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Gourd Plant / Lizard Skin Reptile / Horse Hair Animal / ?. Processes: Carved / Covered / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 680 mm Max W = 145 mm Field Collector: Charles Kingsley Meek When Collected: By 1922 PRM Source: Charles Kingsley Meek Acquired: Donated June 1922
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Fiddle (1).
Research notes: Gwari could be Gbagyi or Gbari, both Nigerian groups. (Ethnologue Index 1992). [LM 22/2/2000]