This African harp is called a kora. It is made in wood, with a partially skin-covered large wood resonator, which is strengthened and supported by a wooden bar breadthways and two wooden bars lengthways. A high wooden bridge supports 22 strings (11 each side) attached to plaited skin.
University of Aberdeen Museums
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:323.2 Spike harps with pressure bridges, bridge harps or harp-lutes
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:323.2 Spike harps with pressure bridges, bridge harps or harp-lutes
- Repository:University of Aberdeen Museums
- Measurements:Overall approx. L. of instrument: 1250 mm. Resonator at widest B. approx. 460 mm. Resonator's length approx. 350 mm. H. approx. 220 mm.