University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameSarungi
Sarangi
Object Number:51-46-126A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Madras
Date Made: c. 1876
Early Date: 1851
Late Date: 1978
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Ivory
Parchment
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

Description

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.


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