From: India | Madras

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Sarungi | Sarangi
Object Number 51-46-126A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience India | Madras
Date Made ca. 1876
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Ivory | Parchment

Sarangi (Sarange), fiddle. Wooden, waisted body with parchment sounding surface. Squarish neck open at back with red cup-like ornament at top. 7 lateral pegs in neck, metal strings attached inside neck, coming out diagonally arranged ivory-rimmed holes in neck front. 4 lateral pegs (2 each side) through peg box, with heavy gut strings. Ivory trim around edges of instrument. Dark wooden bridge-flat and rectangular in shape. Bow of dark wood with light hair & ivory frog and screw cap.

Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1951
Other Number '78-160 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number | L-238-126 - Old Loan Number | C493 - Seder Number

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