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  • Sitar, late 19th century
    India
    Wood, ivory, metal; L. 32 in. (81.3 cm), Diam. of body 5 in. (12.7 cm)
    The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.1586)

    This small sitar has a body made of bent strips of wood. The strips are bent to form a bowl resonator that resembles the shape of small sitars that use ostrich eggs for the resonating champer.

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  • Sitar, late 19th century
    India
    Wood, ivory, metal; L. 32 in. (81.3 cm), Diam. of body 5 in. (12.7 cm)
    The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.1586)


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