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Tanged lute

Kuntigi, tanged lute. Small lute made of a pilchard tin with a goatskin soundtable. The wooden neck passes through the skin, terminating in the soundhole. The two strings are tied to two tines at the base of the neck. A bridge rests on the soundtable above the tines. The strings are fastened to the top of the neck with leather thongs.

  • Culture:Hausa
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.331 Half-spike or tanged bowl lutes
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 415 x 100 x 65 mm