Lute (rabab)

mid-20th century


Object Place: Afghanistan

Dimensions

Length 74.8 cm, width 14.4 cm, depth 17.5 cm (Length 29 7/16 in., width 5 11/16 in., depth 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1981.773

Medium or Technique

Mulberry wood, goatskin

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

Provenance

Before 1981, acquired from a friend (who exchanged a pack of cigarettes for it in the Sind Province of southern Pakistan) by Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge