From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Samisen
Object Number 2014-13-59
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Date Made pre 1914
Section Asian
Materials Wood | Membrane

三味線.Shamisen. Long-necked lute with 3 lateral pegs. Rectangular body with curved sides. The sound body covered on both top and bottom with white membrane, probably animal skin. Poor condition, strings are missing, the body are broken into pieces and the pegs are all missing.

Length 88 cm
Width 17.2 cm
Depth 9.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Franklin Institute, 2014
Other Number L-222-59 - Old Loan Number | C250 - Seder Number | 6184.59 - Franklin Institute Number

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