Height: 29 15/16 in. (76 cm)
Width: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
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.
[ W. D. Webster ] ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Historical Groups, Gallery 39. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1905, pg. 42.