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This instrument was one of a number of items from West Africa given by Wyatt George Gibson, Esq., a prominent banker in Saffron Walden who was one of the founding trustees of the museum. It is a lamellaphone, also known as thumb piano, made of a wooden board with five V-shaped lamellas made of the hard outer skin of raffia (Raphia sp.), attached to the board with rattan. The bridge and backrest are also made of a thin strip of raffia.

  • Measurements:Height: 205mm; Width: 125mm