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  • Performed by made in the circles of the Fang ethnographic group
  • Date of production ca. 1885
  • Place of creation Gabon, Fang group
  • Dimensions height: 61.5 cm, length: of the resonator box: 41.5 cm, width: of the resonator box: 10 cm
  • ID no. 73105/mek
  • Museum The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków
  • Subjects music
  • Technique sculpture, tanning
  • Material wood, leather, gut
  • Acquired date 1913, transferred from the Industrial Museum as a part of the African collection of Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński of 1885
  • Object copyright The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków
  • Digital images copyright public domain
  • Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums project
  • Tags instrument , music , Africa , 3D , 3D plus , public domain
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Between 1882 and 1885 (although Poland did not exist on world maps), the first Polish Research Expedition to Africa was conducted. It was the first Polish research project to ever have been run in Africa. The exhibition was curated by the exhibition originator Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński.

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Between 1882 and 1885 (although Poland did not exist on world maps), the first Polish Research Expedition to Africa was conducted. It was the first Polish research project to ever have been run in Africa. The exhibition was curated by the exhibition originator Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński.
After the expedition, Szolc-Rogoziński spent a few more years in the Fernando Po island (today's Bioko in Equatorial Guinea), where he managed a plantation while not resigning from scientific exploratory projects. He was committed to studies on the culture of the Bubi people, a native population of the island.
Throughout the years, Rogoziński was constantly enlarging his collection, which then went almost entirely to the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków (following restructuring of the Kraków Technology and Industry Museum).
Today, the collection includes over 300 exhibits from Madeira, Sierra Leone, the territory of today's Ivory Coast and Ghana, Assini, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea; and a small number of items from the Canaries and Morocco, including paddles, model boats, working tools, daily use items, ornaments, symbols of power and respect, musical instruments, arms and related accessories as well as clothing items, especially hats.

Elaborated by the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, © all rights reserved

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