String Instrument


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    Basic Information

    Artifact Identification String Instrument   (1972.02.0001B)
    1. Communication T&E
    2. :
    3. Musical T&E
    4. :
    5. Musical Instruments
    Artist/Maker None
    Geographic Location
    Period/Date Republic?, 1900–1972?
    Culture Indian

    Physical Analysis

    Dimension 1 (Length) 41.4 cm
    Dimension 2 (Width) 7.6 cm
    Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.6 cm
    Weight 100 g
    Measuring Remarks None
    Materials Textile--Synthetic, Plant--Wood, Paper
    Manufacturing Processes Carved
    Munsell Color Information Light Yellowish Brown (10YR 7/4) -ns

    Research Remarks

    Published Description

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Rich and poor alike could relax to the sounds of traditional Indian musical instruments. The broad-necked lute, or sitar, contained seven melody-drone strings and eleven sympathetic strings. A snake skin band inbued ceremonial significance to a traditional Indian flute. Wood, paper and wire made a simple string instrument for the lower classes. -String instrument. 72.2.1.

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

    Artifact History

    Archaeological Data N/A
    Credit Line/Dedication Gift of L. E. Card
    Reproduction No
    Reproduction Information N/A

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