Alternative TitleTanbūra (Arabic) or kissar.
Place MadeMirgissa village; Africa; Sudan; East Africa
Date MadeCirca 1970
DescriptionTechnical description: Large tortoiseshell body; hide sound table, attached by V-lacing to a ring of stranded hide; wire strings secured to cotton strings wrapped round yoke; piece of child's jigsaw puzzle for bridge; length of arms c|663; pentatonically tuned.
Other InformationSpecific usage history: Made for Gwendolen Plumley.
Notesp.r. cooke, 1995.
Measurementsc|690 perpendicular to yoke.
ProvenanceGiven to present owner by Gwendolen Plumley.; on loan to the Collection.