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Fiddle

Object Number:19119A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Apache
Provenience: United States of America
Southwest United States
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Length: 32.3 cm
Width: 11.2 cm
Outside Diameter:3.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Amelia S. Quinton, 1896

Description

Cylindrical, wooden fiddle made of two pieces of wood joined with sinew. Painted only on the front with a zigzag design in black with red lines. One face is painted in red at the upper end of the front and two other figures are painted on the middle. Multiple, circular holes are cut out on the front of the body. A tuning peg at one ends has horse hair wrapped around it, which is threaded through a hole in the body, then pinned to a peg at the base of the fiddle.

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