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Lute

Native NameVina
Object Number:2014-13-110.1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Gourd
Metal
Ivory
Length: 105.3 cm
Width: 19 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:L-222-110A - Old Loan Number
C-262 - Seder Number
6184.110 - Franklin Institute Number

Description

Tanburu-vina (Zither?). Tubular wooden body with wooden sound board and gourd back to body. Back of neck flares out to attach to gourd. Leaf-shaped wooden pieces extend from neck piece over gourd. Leaf-shaped tail piece attached at bottom to hold 4 metal strings. Flat ivory bridge. Poor condition - gourd fragmented, neck pieces loose and soundboard detached.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Four Thousand Years of Music (18 May 1950 - Apr 1958) View Objects in Exhibition

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