1986.39.35

Instrument of wood with a belly of skin. Protective strip under bridge. Circles of bone protect holes in fingerboard for strings. [FC 17/9/2008]

Place details: ASIA. India / Local Name: SARANGI, SANYOGI ? Materials: Wood Plant / Animal Skin / Bone / Metal / ?. Processes: Carpentered / Covered / Decorated / Inlaid / ?. Dimensions: L = 520 mm W = 163 mm D = 120 mm Field Collector: Sourindra or Sourindro Mohan Raja Tagore When Collected: By 1914 Other Owners: Sourindra or Sourindro Mohan Raja Tagore PRM Source: Indian Institute via Ashmolean Museum Acquired: Transferred 1986

KEYWORD: Musical Instrument / Bowed Lute / CLASS: Music / ?.MUSIC CLASS: 3. MUSIC NAME: Necked box lute (4 + 11 sympathetic).

Object description: Instrument of wood with a belly of skin. Protective strip under bridge. Circles of bone protect holes in fingerboard for strings. Box lute of wood with belly of skin. 4 strings and 11 sympathetic strings. Leather strip around body sits between belly and bridge of bone/ivory. Square peg box decorated with inlaid 'tagore' work and four large pegs. Eleven smaller pegs attached to neck. [FC 17/9/2008]