Tamburica

19th century


Object Place: Croatia

Dimensions

Length 59.8 cm, width 10.7 cm, depth 5.5 cm (Length 23 9/16 in., width 4 3/16 in., depth 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1757

Medium or Technique

Fruitwood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Chordophones

One-piece carved back of hardwood. One-piece belly of cypress (?) with upper panel of hardwood. Seventeen small holes in belly. Triangular-shaped neck, headstock, and tuning pegs of hardwood. No separate fingerboard; sixteen frets and string guard (beyond nut) of iron. Separate piece of wood at bottom of body with two knobs for fastening strings. Two pairs of strings

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection