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Fiddle

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Native NameDilruba
Object Number:51-46-120A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 18th Century - 1904
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1904
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Membrane
Metal
Ivory
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1951
Other Number:'04-305 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number
L-238-120 - Old Loan Number
C487 - Seder Number

Description

Dilruba. Long-necked wooden instrument with waisted body and membrane sounding surface. Indented trough in neck. 18 movable metal frets. Metal strings stretch from ivory faced end piece, through holes in an ivory bridge, and around diagonally spaced ivory pegs in neck to wooden pegs in strip attached to side of neck. 4 large knobbed pegs(2 frontal, 2 lateral) in pegbox. Metal strings. 1 side peg missing, 1 top peg chipped. Most strings detached or missing.

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