Sitar, late 19th century
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.