From: Philippine Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-31-89
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Philippine Islands
Section Oceanian
Materials Bamboo | Wood | Wool

Rectangular body; elliptical in section, made of bamboo or re-formed strip of longitudinally striated wood sheathing. Neck, tailpiece, tuning pegs, and top and bottom of body made from wood. Neck, peg box, and scroll carved from one piece of wood. Four strings of vegetable fiber cord. Multicolored wool ‘pompoms’ on tailpiece, on either side of neck at top of body, and on top of scroll. Dangling tassel with another pompon attached to scroll. Iron nails used to connect body sheathing to wooden top and bottom.

Phillipines: Bagobo

Exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, St. Louis 1904.

Length 52 cm
Width 13 cm
Depth 5 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1993.X.91 - Other Number | CIVIC1993.X.91 - Other Number

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