Rabab Lute


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Rabab Lute   (1941.01.0001)
  1. Communication T&E
  2. :
  3. Musical T&E
  4. :
  5. Musical Instruments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Ottoman Empire, 19th century
Culture Turkish

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 51.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 10.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.1 cm
Weight 253 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Animal--Bone, Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Cutting, Inlaying, Piercing,
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Per Joel Gordon, Dept. of History, UIUC, 1997: (Info on 1941.01.0001). "This is an old piece, but to call it "late Ottoman" may be pushing things. The crescent/star does not necessarily denote Turkey. The pear shaped bottom may be a clue to origin (it would seem to rule out, for example, Egypt)."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of School of Music, UIUC
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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