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African Art
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Mbira or Thumb Piano

20th century

Wood, metal, and leather

with base: 12 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (31.75 × 11.43 × 6.35 cm)
10 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (26.67 × 11.43 × 3.81 cm)
Gift of Robert Wyman
2014.92.3
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Luba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Provenance: 

The Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, IL., unknown dates
Gift of Robert Wyman to Yale University Art Gallery in 2015

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.