University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameDasiri Tamburi
Object Number:2014-13-14
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: pre 1914
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Ivory
Ebony
Metal
Technique:Painted
Inlaid
Carved
Iconography:Cow
Human
Mouse
Peacock
Elephant
Length: 84 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:5 - Franklin Institute Number
L-222-14 - Old Loan Number
C-233 - Seder Number
6184.14 - Franklin Institute Number

Description

Dasiri Tamburi. Unfretted lute with 2 frontal and 2 lateral pegs, hemispheric yellow body. Sound board of wood with elaborate ivory and ebony inlay around edges. Ivory inlay also around edges of body and where neck joins body. 9 colorfully painted figures on sound board (2 cows, 2 people, 2 mice, 2 peabocks, and a 4-armed elephant) arranged in a circle. Ivory sting holder at base of instrument. Long wooden neck with painted red and white deisgns and ivory and ebony inlay edges. Wooden bridge and 4 carved wooden pegs (2 lateral, 2 frontal). Metal strings run through holes in ivory nut. Good condition. Painted and inlaid as L-222-13


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