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A musical instrument known as a sansa formed from a hollow wooden block, with iron keys and snail shell rattles attached. The instrument is held in the hands and the metal tines are plucked with the thumbs.

  • Date:
    19th century
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    Royal Collection Trust
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  • Place of production:
    Gold Coast
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  • Period:19th century
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  • Repository:Royal Collection Trust
  • Measurements:5.0 x 22.0 x 15.0 cm (whole object)