Date: late 19th Century

Geography: India

Culture: Indian

Medium: Gourd, wood, ivory, metal

Dimensions: 32 × 5 in. (81.3 × 12.7 cm)

Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted

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

Accession Number: 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.