From: Tunisia (uncertain) | Morocco (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: African

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Native Name Gnbri
Object Number 2014-13-18
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Tunisia (uncertain) | Morocco (uncertain)
Section African
Materials Turtle Shell | Wood | Skin
Technique Painted

Gnbri. Lute with two frontal pegs, stick-neck, and tortoise-shell body covered with skin resonating surface laced to body. Round wooden neck pierces shell; strings attached to end at base of body. Neck carved at end with pegs. 2 dorsal knobbed pegs set off to sides. Small wooden bridge. Body painted gold with 2 front sections left unpainted and border with black dots. Gold, red, green lines deocrate neck with lines of black dots. Peg painted red at tips and red, gold and green on knobs. Good. Condition.

Height 5.5 cm
Length 57.6 cm
Width 9.7 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number 44 - Franklin Institute Number | C235 - Seder Number | L-222-18 - Old Loan Number

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