Organological denomination: Harp-zither
Place of acquisition: Gabon
Ethnic group: Fang
Vernacular name: Mvet
Données descriptives: Four strips
are peeled off the instrument's body which is constituted
of the leafstalk of a raphia-palm, and maintained detached
by a bridge wedged at a right angle to the instrument's body.
This bridge also determins the height of suspension of 8 strips.
Three calabash resonators are fixated to the body of the instrument:
two at each end and one at the middle.
Body: Long.: 97,5cm / Ø: 2,3cm
Resonators: Ø: 6,5cm / 8,2cm /13cm
Function and usage: Accompanies epic
poetry and sung legends.
Collector and LRMM entry condition:
Collected by Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre during a mission
inGabon in 1986and donated to the LRMM in 1989.
Possessor number: MTL.7
Inventory number: D-89.1.7