Sitar

Date: late 19th Century

Geography: India

Culture: Indian

Medium: Gourd, wood, ivory, metal

Dimensions: L. 32 in., Diam. of body 5 in.

Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted

Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Accession Number: 89.4.1586

Description

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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