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Jew's harp (susap)

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Cylindrical body of bamboo with cut-away tapered end. Two slender arms and central tongue. Etched geometric designs on surface. Hole with old cord at wide end.

Provenance

About 1967, gift of a villager, Goroka area, New Guinea, to Solange Petit-Skinner; 2002, gift of Petit-Skinner to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 2003)

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner

1900–50

Object Place

Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

Length 24 cm, width 2.7 cm (Length 9 7/16 in., width 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.781

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones