University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameDasiri Tamburi
Object Number:2014-13-127
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: pre 1914
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Ivory
Ebony Wood
Metal
Technique:Painted
Inlaid
Carved
Iconography:Cow
Human
Elephant
Length: 94 cm
Width: 24.2 cm
Depth: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number:L-222-14 - Old Loan Number
C unknown - Seder Number
DAS 42 - Other Number

Description

Dasiri Tamburi. Unfretted lute with 2 frontal and 2 lateral pegs, hemispheric yellow body. Sound board of wood with elaborate ivory and ebony inlay around edges. Ivory inlay also around edges of body and where neck joins body. Colorfully painted figures on sound board and resonator. Ivory sting holder at base of instrument. Long wooden neck with painted red and white deisgns and ivory and ebony inlay edges. Wooden bridge and 4 carved wooden pegs (2 lateral, 2 frontal). Metal strings run through holes in ivory nut. Good condition.


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