Five-String Fretless Banjo

Description (Brief)
This banjo was made by an unknown maker in the United States around 1850-1900. It is made from wood and has painted black figures on the head, which is fastened with decorative nails.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
banjo
date made
1850-1900
Measurements
overall: 29 in x 9 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 73.66 cm x 24.13 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
MI*381927
catalog number
381927
accession number
160028
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Banjos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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