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Bow for goge

Bow for a goge fiddle made of a curved piece of metal (copper alloy) with wound leather as grip. The tip of the bow has a hole into which the hair is attached, and the opposite end is forked. There are still remains of dark coarse hair attached at the grip binding.

  • Culture:Hausa (?)
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  • Decorative elements:Engraving in line and circular design on one side of the metal.
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  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 375mm; Width: 25mm