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Lute

Native NameTar
Object Number:A1061
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iran
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Wood
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Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number:C-82 - Seder Number

Description

"Tar on sitar. Globular wooden body with round membrane surrounding surface, at front and top of a large disklike extension painted black, at top of body. Long carved end peg painted green. Peg box curves around to each side, carved into dragon heads. A pointed bulb on top of painted black. 4 large pegs (dorsal) painted black. Front sound resonator rimmed by bands of dark wood and inlaid mother of pearl. Fair condition. 1 peg broken off and missing. Peg box detached from neck. no strings. Much of inlay missing.

Length: 94.5 cm. Diam. of front resonator: 13 cm. Diam. of top resonator: 10.5 cm. Diam. of body: 22 cm. Depth of body: 20 cm. Width of peg box: 20.5 cm."

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