Zither (rudra vina)

Zither (rudra vīnā)

probably 1970s
Murari Mohan Adhikari (Indian, 1934–2006)

Object Place: Calcutta, India


Length 121.9 cm, width 45.7 cm, height 45.7 cm (Length 48 in., width 18 in., height 18 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Teakwood, calabash gourds, ivory

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)


Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones

Music: Raga Jounpuri: Alap section of Alap-Jor-Jhala form (performed by Peter Row)


Kanailal & Brother / 377A Upper Chitpui Road / Calcutta


By the late 1960s, likely sold by the maker, India, to Adrian Ortega, a student of Z. M. Dagar. By 2005, Bruce Hamm, Ali Akbar College Store, San Rafael, California; 2005, sold by Hamm to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2005)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Kittredge Foundation, Michael and Lisa Kittredge, Trustees