1924.34.39

Seven stringed lute, wooden body, hide membrane which has been coloured with green pigment. [CAR 16/10/2008]

Place details: N AFRICA. Unknown / Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Metal / Pigment / Textile / Animal Ivory Tooth / ?. Processes: Carpentered / Carved / Perforated / Stretched / Nailed / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 872 mm Max W = 212 mm Field Collector: Mervyn Worcester Howard Beech When Collected: By 1924 Other Owners: Mervyn Worcester Howard Beech PRM Source: H. Beech Acquired: Donated July 1924

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Lute / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: lute (7).

Object description: Seven stringed lute, wooden body, hide membrane which has been coloured with green pigment. Four strings are missing and so is one peg. The green membrane is bordered in a black textile which has been pinned on with rivets. [JFK 16/10/2008]