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Zither

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Object Number:A680
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Snakeskin
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number:C-109 - Seder Number
5877 - Old Museum Number

Description

Wooden, half tube shaped, six stringed zither with one metal bridge. Green rope attaches to the other end. Square piece of snakeskin by bridge to protect from plectra. Three sound holes in the back, no fret.

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