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Fiddle

Object Number:51-46-137A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Apache
Provenience: Arizona (uncertain)
New Mexico (uncertain)
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Date Made: ca. 1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1904
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Hair
Technique:Painted
Length: 49.8 cm
Outside Diameter:9.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1951
Other Number:'04-609 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
L-238-137 - Old Loan Number
C-504 - Seder Number

Description

Cylindrical, wooden fiddle. A tuning peg is inserted at one end. Animal hair is attached to the body of the fiddle as well as to pins inserted into the lower end. The body is painted with horizontal bands of geometric designs in white, blue, red and green. Small, triangular openings are cut out on the front.

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