University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameVina
Object Number:2014-13-106
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Southern India
Iconography:Animal Head
Length: 105 cm
Width: 24.6 cm
Depth: 17.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:L-222-106 - Old Loan Number
C263 - Seder Number
6184.106 - Franklin Institute Number


Modified vina without front guard. 12 movable metal frets. 6 lateral pegs. 1 lateral peg halfway down neck. Pegs wooden with ivory knobs at end. Wooden body with rounded ribbed back. Low, dark wooden bridge. Small ivory end button. Long neck curving back at peg end with a carved animal head with ivory eyes and teeth. Carved ivory inlay around front edges of instrument around juncure of body and neck, on front of peg box and spaced in fingerboard. Fair condition - 2 frets missing, 1 string broken. Piece og body back broken. Inlay detached along edge of body

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