Fiddle Bow


From: Turkey (Country)

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Native Name Kemangeh
Object Number A1082
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Turkey (Country)
Section Near Eastern
Materials Wood | Skin

Kemangeh. Coconut shell body pierced near front by long metal spike. Round wooden neck with carved bulb end painted black. Skin sounding surface over body. 2 lateral pegs attach bow-like light colored hair for strings which is knotted to a metal ring around the end spike. Bow of light colored wood banded with darker brown colors. Black hair attached to metal rings at handle end and knotted through hole in other end. Fair condition. Body loose from neck. Hair on bow and for strings frayed.

Length: 71.5 cm. Length spike: 18.5 cm. Diam sounding surface: 11 cm. Depth of body: 8 cm. Length bow: 72.5 cm.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Sarah (William D.) Frishmuth, 1900
Other Number C-457 - Seder Number

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