Fiddle or zither
Place details: N AMERICA. United States of America / New Mexico. Cultural Group: Southwest, Apache: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Horse Hair Animal / Pigment / Animal Sinew / Pigment / ?. Processes: Carved / Painted / ?. Colour: blue green Dimensions: Max W = 170 mm Max D = 70 mm Max L = 445 mm Maker: A member of the Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania Field Collector: ?Mrs J. Crosby Brown When Collected: By 1889 Other Owners: Mrs J. Crosby Brown Exchanged with Henry Balfour in September 1889 PRM Source: Mrs J. Crosby Brown Acquired: Exchanged September 1889 Other Numbers: 131.H.16
KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute? / Bow / Zither? / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Fiddle (1).
Object description: Zither with a cylindrical box-like resonator of two longitudinal halves, painted in patterns and slightly carved. No neck. The single string of several horse hairs passes over a bridge at each end, and a long tuning-peg passes through the upper part of the instrument. [?LMM 1990 6]