Jew's harp (susap)

19th century


Object Place: Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

Length 20.5 cm, width 2.9 cm (Length 8 1/16 in., width 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.285

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

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

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund