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Portable Ring Xylophone (Kundung)
Nigeria, Cameroon, or Zaire (Central Africa), ca. 1935

Portable ring xylophone (kundung), Nigeria, Cameroon, or Zaire (central Africa), ca. 1935 Side view 1 Side view 2 Back view of xylophone

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NMM 1247.  Portable ring xylophone (kundung), Nigeria, Cameroon, or Zaire (central Africa), ca. 1935. Seven bars (keys) with animal horn resonators. Two Y-shaped wood beaters make it possible to play up to four bars at once. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.


Views of Horn Resonators

Close-up of horn resonators, view 1 Close-up of horn resonators, view 2

Close-up of horn resonators, view 3


Additional Details of Construction

Detail of rope attachment, view 1 Detail of rope attachment, view 2 Detail of rope attachment, view 3 Detail of back


Beaters

Beaters

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