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Creator Nationality: African; Central African; Baganda; Ganda
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Ganda people
Title: Ennanga
Title Type: Object name
View: Side View
Creation Start Date: 1800
Creation End Date: 1899
Creation Date: 19th Century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Chordophone/plucked
Classification Term: Arched harp
Materials and Techniques: Wood, vegetal fiber, snake skin, gut, hide
Dimensions: L. 30 in. (76 cm); W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 89.4.926
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Unlike the triangular European harp, the arched harp known as an ennanga consists of two elements: a soundbox and the curved neck that rises from it. Strings made of gut or plant fiber rise diagonally from the sound table. Each string touches a reptile-skin ring beneath its tuning peg, causing a buzzing sound.

AMICA ID: MMA_.89.4.926
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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