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Fiddle

Native NameKemangeh (uncertain)
Object Number:2014-13-49
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Georgia (Country)
Tiflis
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Wood
Mother-of-Pearl
Ivory
Iron
Height: 11.5 cm
Length: 66.5 cm
Width: 11 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:L-222-49 - Old Loan Number
30 - Franklin Institute Number
C-245 - Seder Number
6184.49 - Franklin Institute Number

Description

Kemange? Small spiked fiddle with iron peg, three lateral pegs, membrane sounding-board. Body and Neck inlaid heavily with Mother-of-Pearl and ivory. The shape of the body resembles a coconut from which the form was evolved.

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