1938.34.624

Wooden fiddle with carved animal head.[CAR 05/11/2008]

Place details: SE ASIA. Myanmar (Burma) / Local Name: TAYO Materials: Wood Plant / Metal / Gold Foil Metal / ?. Processes: Carpentered / Carved / Perforated / Varnished / Nailed / Gilded / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 1170 mm Max W = 140 mm Max D = 100 mm Field Collector: ?A. Weston When Collected: By 1911 Other Owners: Purchased by Henry Balfour from A. Weston, 1911 PRM Source: Henry Balfour Acquired: Bequeathed 1939

KEYWORD: Musical instrument / Animal Figure / Lute / CLASS: Music / Figure / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Fiddle (4).

Object description: Wooden fiddle with carved animal head. Neck and resonator of fiddle carved from single piece of wood. The resonator is covered in a thin section of wood with is carved with two European style 'f-holes'. There is gilded decoration where the neck ends and resonator begins. [CAR 05/11/2008]