1922.23.92 .1

Monochord fiddle elaborately made; with gourd body covered with lizard skin; with seed-pods on the body membrane to create a buzzing sound. The bow associated with this object is catalogued under number 1922.23.92 .2

Place details: AFRICA. Nigeria / Bauchi State Bauchi. Cultural Group: Ningi: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Gourd Plant / Lizard Skin Reptile / Brass Metal / Wood Plant / ?. Processes: Carved / Covered / Recycled / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 750 mm Max W = 205 mm Max H = 153 mm Field Collector: Charles Kingsley Meek When Collected: By 1922 PRM Source: Charles Kingsley Meek Acquired: Donated June 1922

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute / Bow / Cartridge / CLASS: Music / Firearm Weapon / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Fiddle (1).