27 UMMA Objects
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Mossi;Bwa;Burkina Faso (Mossi)
Flute
1900 – 1985
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.152

Tabwa (Tabwa)
Thumb Piano/Plucked Idiophone (Kankobele)
1900 – 1984
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron
1984/2.50

Drum
1955 – 1965
Gift of Pat Edgecomb.
1987/2.63.1
A trapezoid base with 56 lengths of metal strings divided into 14 sets. Each set is wound around the pegs on each end. The inside cover is lined with paper and an x-shaped paper bracket is attached which holds the striking stick. The striker is a thin, carved bamboo stick.<br />
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With a name that literally means &ldquo;Western zither,&rdquo; this melodic percussion instrument produces a clear metallic sound when its metal strings are struck with a thinly carved bamboo stick. Strung over its trapezoid base board are fifty-six lengths of wire divided into fourteen sets, so that each set comprises four lengths of wire wound around the pegs on the left and right sides. The inside of the cover is lined with paper; the same paper has been used to create an X-shaped bracket to hold the stick. The fact that this is not Korean traditional paper suggests that the yanggeum is imported. An ink inscription reading &ldquo;chilyeonjyu (칠연쥬)&rdquo; appears on the inside of the cover.<br />
[Korean Collection, Univer
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Hammer-dulcimer (Yanggeum)
1850 – 1950
Gift and partial purchase from Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp, purchase with funds from Elder and Mrs Sang-Yong Nam
2021/1.158
With an animal head termina and fine patina.
Congo (Republic of the Congo) (Congolese (Republic of the Congo culture))
Horn
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.672

Thai;Yao (Thailand)
Drum
1400 – 1799
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Yale Ginsburg
1984/1.261

Tabwa (Tabwa)
M'irimba with single head
1915 – 1925
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.81
Anthropomorphic whistle with facial features, round torso and two round protrusions extending from the sides of the torso. The piece is hollow. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Whistle
1915 – 1925
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.202

Bamum
Drum
1915 – 1925
Gift of Avery Z. Eliscu
1981/2.145

Unknown
Drum
20th century
Gift of Allen Roberts in memory of Mary Kujawski Roberts and Dr. Mary "Polly" Nooter Roberts
2019/2.123
A vertically positioned drum with two handles. The stem between the handles resembles a coil or spiral shape consisting of layered rings. The bottom half of the drum, below the handles, consists of a linear design of concentric lines. The top portion of the drum, above the handles, consists of geometric patterns. Leather skin is stitched to the top of the drum.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Drum
1875 – 1885
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.35

Bwa;Mossi;Burkina Faso (Mossi)
Whistle/Flute
1900 – 1985
Gift of Dr. Harold Lockett.
1985/1.144
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