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230 [lyre]

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East Africa
body: gourd body with animal skin over front face; L. 71.0 cm
strings: 8 strings made of gut

The bridge is made of four pieces of reed cane, which create a buzzing effect. Many reference materials suggest that it would be a nyatiti or iritungu of Kenya. Its details are under investigation.

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