A sansa , or finger piano. It is made out of an oblong box, with eight wooden keys attached to the top. All surfaces of this example are ornamented with incised lines; the decoration is similar to that from Calabar Nigeria, which may be where the sansa originated.

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Further Information

  • Type: Musical instruments
  • Object: Sansa
  • Materials: Wood, Metal
  • Culture Group: Krio
  • Dimensions: 55mm x 106mm x 312mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1899
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3483/10

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