Fiddle: Gourd with reptile skin, neck made of wood with a metal end. Leather strips with cowrie shells strung on the ends hang from braided leather attached to metal end of neck. Strings of beads also hang from end of neck. [DCF Court Team 17/2/2003] (for bow see 1913.31.103 .2)
Place details: AFRICA. Cameroon / Chad / Lake Lere. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Animal Leather Skin / Reptile Skin / Wood Plant / Gourd Plant / Cowrie Shell / Bead / Brass Metal / ?. Processes: Perforated / Strung / Stretched / Beadwork / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 642 mm Field Collector: Olive Susan Miranda Temple (née Olive Macleod) When Collected: 1910 - 1911 Other Owners: Olive Temple PRM Source: Olive Susan Miranda Temple (née Olive Macleod) Acquired: Donated 1913/10
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: FIDDLE.