Ideophone (4) - Metal, Wood - Sanza or mbira - West Africa

Ideophone (4) - Metal, Wood - Sanza or mbira - West Africa
Mid 20th century - Good

Four nicely used ideophones (thumb harps, sanza, mbira).

These kind of African musical instruments consists of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs (at minimum), the right forefinger and sometimes the left forefinger..

1. Sanza with 7 metal tines.
Collected in 1950.
Height: 18 cm, width: 11, depth: 3,5 cm
Due of use some wear at the front side.

2. Sanza with 10 tines.
Height: 23,5 cm, width: 13 cm, depth of sound box 2,5 cm.
Used condition.

3. Sanza with 26 tines
Height: 21 cm, width: 18 cm, depth: 3 cm
Nicely used condition.

4. Sanza with 15 tines.
Front side has been decorated with diamond pattern.
Height: 23 cm, width: 16 cm, depth: 4,5 cm.
Used condition.

Registered and insured shipment.

Lot details
Total nr of items
Indigenous object name
Sanza or mbira
Region/ country
West Africa
Metal, Wood
Mid 20th century
Sold with stand
23×16×4 cm
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