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2-5 Sahel Art of the Sahara | by MsSusanB
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2-5 Sahel Art of the Sahara

19th c. Mandinka bala (xylophone) from Guinea or Mali in which the musician strikes wood slats with a rubber mallet, evoking different sounds from the hollow gourds that lie underneath.

Installation view “Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York

January 30 – May 10, 2020

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Taken on January 28, 2020