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Native NameVina
Object Number:51-46-121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 18th Century - 1908
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1908
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Gourd
Ivory
Technique:Painted
Inlaid
Iconography:Cows
People
Peacocks
Elephant
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1951
Other Number:`08-697 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
L-238-121 - Old Loan Number
C488 - Seder Number

Description

Wood with gourd body of yellow color. Face made of wood with elaborate ivory inlay cut out along edges where ivory is attached to gourd. Seven colorfully painted figures on body face(2 cows, 2 people, 2 peacocks, 1 elephant) forming a circle. Opposite the elephant is a design in red and white. Ivory stringholder protruding at bottom. Long slender wooden neck with designs and ivory inlay. Ivory bridge and 4 pegs. Condition is good except that all pegs are broken and all strings are missing.

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