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Native NameSaw-Tai
Object Number:A949A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Membrane
Ivory
Mother-of-Pearl
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number:X2068 - Other Number
C-unknown - Seder Number

Description

Saw-tai. Dark brown wood (possibly gourd) body rounded with three bulges. Front resonator of skin. Spike end of ivory with carved rings around it. Ivory neck where attached to body. Wood with inlaid pearl for main section of neck. Pegbox and end of ivory (end of plaster for this instrument) three springs, three long lateral ivory pegs. Poor condition. Resonator split, spiked end broken at end and loose from body. Neck loose where ivory joins wood section and body. One peg broken, plaster end above pegs detached.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Frishmuth Asian Musical Instruments (1899 - 1922) View Objects in Exhibition
Four Thousand Years of Music (18 May 1950 - Apr 1958) View Objects in Exhibition

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