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Southeast Asian Musical Instruments

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  • Zither (dan bau) and stand

    2004

    Ta Quang Dong, Vietnamese, born in 1968 Vietnamese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 1083 mm, width 110 mm (Length 42 5/8 in., width 4 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Jackfruit and wrightia woods, mother-of-pearl, buffalo horn

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    2005.294a-b

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  • Lute (dan day)

    2004

    Ta Quang Dong, Vietnamese, born in 1968 Vietnamese

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 153.4 mm, width 25.5 cm (Length 60 3/8 in., width 10 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Wutong and sindora woods, mother-of-pearl, bamboo

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    2005.293

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  • Frame drum (rammana?)

    1950–75

    Description

    Circular, sloping wood rim. Skin head wrapped around rattan (?) upper ring and laced with rattan to lower bamboo hoop. Twelve wood wedges between rim and lower hoop to adjust head tension. Rim, upper ring, and wood wedges painted dark red. Wedges strung together by strand of monofiliment. Short rawhide loop (for hanging?) around lower hoop. Rim roughly carved on inside.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 9.6 cm, diameter 35.7 cm (Height 3 3/4 in., diameter 14 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, rattan, animal skin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    1981.779

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  • Oboe (serunai)

    mid-20th century

    Description

    Turned hardwood body with elaborate carving. Carved surfaces painted with shiny enamel (?) in blue, red, yellow, ? Six fingerholes (?).

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 55.4 cm, diameter 9.4 cm (Length 21 13/16 in., diameter 3 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Wood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.778

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  • Fiddle (rebab tiga tali) and bow

    1950–75

    Description

    Heart-shaped wood body with skin belly; the sides covered by dark blue corduroy cloth; long strands of bright pink and green yarn fastened at top of back. Body pierced by elaborately carved neck. Neck and short carved wood tuning pegs painted with shiny enamel (?) in light blue, pink, silver, gold, black, and red. Three strings fastened to metal tailpiece at lower end of neck's "spike." Inverted U-shaped wood bridge with two hollowed-out feet. Nodule of unknown substance (secretion from a bee?) adhered to treble upper side of belly; may be used for suppresion of "wolf" tones and/or as a "rosin." Strings are "modern" wound strings (apparently from a guitar). Sliding nut of twisted fiber.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 119.0 cm, width 22.5 cm, depth 4.8 cm (Length 46 7/8 in., width 8 7/8 in., depth 1 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, animal skin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    1981.777a-b

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  • Elephant bell and stand

    probably 19th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Height 47.5 cm, width 39.8 cm, depth 15.3 cm (Height 18 11/16 in., width 15 11/16 in., depth 6 in.)

    Medium

    Painted wood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.391

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  • Bell

    probably 19th century

    Description
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    Height 13.7 cm, width 14.6 cm, depth 13.8 cm (Height 5 3/8 in., width 5 3/4 in., depth 5 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze Bronze

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.392

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  • Clappers (krap sepha)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 21 cm, width 4 cm, thickness 4 cm (Length 8 1/4 in., width 1 9/16 in., thickness 1 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered hardwood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.393a-b

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  • Xylophone (ranat ek)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 122.7 cm, width 25.3 cm, height 53 cm (Length 48 5/16 in., width 9 15/16 in., height 20 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, bamboo

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.394

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  • Xylophone (ranat thum)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 129.5 cm, width 39.5 cm, height 45 cm (Length 51 in., width 15 9/16 in., height 17 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, bamboo

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.395

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  • Metallophone (ranat ek lek)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 107.2 cm, width 40.3 cm, height 38.5 cm (Length 42 3/16 in., width 15 7/8 in., height 15 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, iron

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.396

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  • Pair of small cymbals (ching)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Diameters 5.6 cm, heights 2 and 2.1 cm (Diameters 2 3/16 in., heights 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.397a-b

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  • Pair of small cymbals (ching)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Diameters 6.3 and 6.4 cm, heights 2.8 cm (Diameters 2 1/2 in., heights 1 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.398a-b

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  • Pair of cymbals (chap lek)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Diameters 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.399a-b

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  • Pair of cymbals (chap yai)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Diameters 21.2 cm, heights 3 cm (Diameters 8 3/8 in., heights 1 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bronze

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.400a-b

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  • Gong (khong rao)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Other (gong a): 30.5 x 7 cm (12 x 2 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.401a

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  • Upright gong circle (khong mon lek)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 132 cm, width 23 cm, height 99 cm (Length 51 15/16 in., width 9 1/16 in., height 39 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, glass, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.402

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  • Upright gong circle (khong mon yai)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 142.5 cm, width 26 cm, height 112.5 cm (Length 56 1/8 in., width 10 1/4 in., height 44 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, glass, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.403

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  • Frame drum (rammana mahori)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Diameter 22.2 cm, height 7.5 cm (Diameter 8 3/4 in., height 2 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered wood, mother-of-pearl, ivory, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.404

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  • Frame drum (rammana mahori)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Diameter 23.3 cm, height 7.3 cm (Diameter 9 3/16 in., height 2 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered wood, mother-of-pearl, ivory, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.405

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  • Goblet drum (thon mahori)

    early 20th century

    Description

    Mother-of-pearl inlay includes the image of a celestial being called thepphanom (upright when the drum is upside-down); drumhead tensioned with black string.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 38.5 cm, diameter 24 cm (Height 15 3/16 in., diameter 9 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic, mother-of-pearl, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.406

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  • Goblet drum (thon mahori)

    early 20th century

    Description

    Mother-of-pearl inlay of floral design on black ground; drumhead tensioned with tan (undyed?) string.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 37.6 cm, diameter 24.6 cm (Height 14 13/16 in., diameter 9 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic, mother-of-pearl, ivory, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.407

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  • Goblet drum (thon chatri)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Height 34.6 cm, diameter 23.9 cm (Height 13 5/8 in., diameter 9 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered wood, glass, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.408

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  • Goblet drum (klong ae)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Height 159.5 cm, diameter 31 cm (Height 62 13/16 in., diameter 12 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.409

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  • Drum (taphon thai) and stand

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Drum length 47 cm, diameter 36.5 cm (Drum length 18 1/2 in., diameter 14 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.410a-b

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  • Drum (taphon mon) and stand

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Drum height 64.8 cm, diameter 48 cm (Drum height 25 1/2 in., diameter 18 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.411a-b

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  • Duct flute (khlui phiang o)

    mid-20th century

    Description

    Bamboo body with wood (?) plug for duct; burned-on repeating decorative pattern. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole. Two pairs of holes drilled at right-angles at lower end of body (the transverse pair for a cord for carrying or decoration, the other for venting?). One hole between duct and highest fingerhole, covered with mirliton of unknown substance (bamboo fiber?).

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 44.1 cm, diameter 2.8 cm (Length 17 3/8 in., diameter 1 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Bamboo

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1984.281

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  • Duct flute (khlui phiang o)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 42.1 cm, diameter 2.6 cm (Length 16 9/16 in., diameter 1 in.)

    Medium

    Bamboo

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2004.412

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  • Oboe (pi nai)

    late 19th or early 20th century

    Description

    Body of tropical hardwood, bulging at center and flared at both ends. Upper end capped with bone disk. Lower end capped with blackened wax or pitch for tuning. Small squares of gold leaf applied on front and back of upper end. Pairs of fine turned lines along center section, surrounding fingerholes. Six fingerholes placed in groups of four and two. Conical bore.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 43 cm (16 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Hardwood, bone, wax, gold leaf

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2004.2

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  • Oboe (pi mon)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 69 cm, diameter 24 cm (Length 27 3/16 in., diameter 9 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    2004.413

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  • Free-reed pipe (pi so)

    19th century

    Description

    Body of bamboo with bronze (?) free reed inserted into slit near top. Seven fingerholes and one thumbhole.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 34.8 cm, diameter 1.7 cm (Length 13 11/16 in., diameter 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Bamboo

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    17.1944

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  • Mouth organ (khaen paet)

    mid-20th century

    Description

    Barrel-shaped hardwood windchest pierced by sixteen bamboo pipes. Each pipe has reed of undetermined metal (probably bronze) and small single fingerhole in varying positions. Pipes bound together in three places with bamboo strips. Joint between windchest and pipes sealed with undetermined black mastic (kiroot?).

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height 90.5 cm, width 13.3 cm, depth 5.4 cm (Height 35 5/8 in., width 5 1/4 in., depth 2 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Bamboo, wood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Aerophones

    Accession Number

    1981.772

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  • Zither (jakhe)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 133.8 cm, width 27.5 cm (Length 62 11/16 in., width 10 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, brass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    2004.414

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  • Lute (krajappi)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 127 cm, width 33.9 cm (Length 50 in., width 13 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered wood, ivory

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    2004.415

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  • Fiddle (so duang) and bow

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 71 cm, body diameter 6.5 cm, body depth 18.5 cm (Length 27 15/16 in., body diameter 2 9/16 in., body depth 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Ivory, wood, mother-of-pearl, snakeskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    2004.416a-b

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  • Fiddle (so u) and bow

    1950–75

    Description

    Coconut-shell body with skin belly; the back pierced carved with floral design surrounded by bas relief carving of geometric design. Body pierced by turned hardwood neck with ivory rings near top, but white plastic near body. Two dorsally-mounted wood tuning pegs with ivory rings. Two silk strings tied to "spike" at lower end of body. Bridge of tightly-rolled cloth, the outer layer (at least) red. Shadow of "rosin" formerly attached to upper treble side of body. Sliding nut of twisted silk.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 77.4 cm, width 15.4 cm, depth 14.0 cm (Length 30 1/2 in., width 6 1/16 in., depth 5 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Coconut, wood, calf skin, ivory

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    1982.12a-b

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  • Fiddle (so u) and bow

    about 1975

    Description

    Coconut-shell body with skin belly; the back pierced carved with figure of Hanuman surrounded by bas relief carving of geometric design. Body pierced by turned hardwood neck. Two dorsally-mounted turned wood tuning pegs. Two silk strings tied to "spike" at lower end. Patch of "rosin" on treble top side of body. Bridge of tightly-rolled cloth, the outer layer (at least) light green. Sliding nut of twisted silk.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 64.1 cm, width 12.9 cm, depth 12.4 cm (Length 25 1/4 in., width 5 1/16 in., depth 4 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Coconut, wood, calfskin, ivory

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    1978.1204a-b

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  • Xylophone (pat-tala)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 139.3 cm, width 34 cm, height 66.5 cm (Length 54 13/16 in., width 13 3/8 in., height 26 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, glass

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.417

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  • Metallophone (pat-tala)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Length 178 cm, width 35.5 cm, height 88.5 cm (Length 70 1/16 in., width 14 in., height 34 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Wood, lacquer, lead, gilt, glass inlay

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Idiophones

    Accession Number

    2004.418

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  • Goblet drum (o-zi)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Height 74.9 cm, diameter 24.5 cm (Height 29 1/2 in., diameter 9 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Painted wood, glass, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.419

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  • Goblet drum (ozi)

    early 20th century

    Description
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    Dimensions

    Height 75.4 cm, diameter 23.4 cm (Height 29 11/16 in., diameter 9 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Lacquered wood, glass, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.420

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  • Set of tuned drums (chauk-lon-bat)

    early 20th century

    Description

    (Previously identified as a Thai poeng mang khok, with one drum is missing.)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Width 149.3 cm, height 62 cm (Width 58 3/4 in., 24 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Painted and gilded wood, glass, calfskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Membranophones

    Accession Number

    2004.421a-g

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  • Zither (mí-gyaùng)

    mid-19th century

    Description

    Elongated body of rosewood or huali wood, hollowed out through narrow opening in bottom, running nearly full length. Exterior carved in likeness of a crocodile. Traces of gilding on carved surfaces. Three strings attached at one end to later lateral turned tuning pegs of rosewood and at other end to wicket-shaped piece of brass behind head. Later nut of walnut. Three pairs of long wood plugs (projecting into interior) may mark positions of missing frets. Two additional similar plugs, along center line, near each end of body.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 113.8 cm, width 15.6 cm, height 15.9 cm (Length 44 13/16 in., width 6 1/8 in., height 6 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Tropical hardwood

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    1993.11

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  • Miniature arched harp (saùng-gauk) and stand

    19th century

    Description

    Boat-shaped body of black lacquered paduak wood. Upper edge of body has band with raised gilded repeating leaf pattern, Black-colored deerskin belly with four small circular soundholes and raised gilded designs near each end. Curved neck made from root of a shà tree, the upper half gilded, terminating in carved shape representing leaf of bodhi tree. Thirteen strings, each attached at neck by red cord; each tied at belly to strip of paduak wood. Matching carved stand.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 55.0 cm, width 7.7 cm, height 40.5 cm (Length 21 5/8 in., width 3 1/16 in., height 15 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Padauk wood, sha wood, sheepskin

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    17.2163a-b

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  • Arched harp (saùng-gauk)

    mid-19th century

    Description

    Music: Ah Chit Yay (Oh, My Sweetheart!), Traditional, early 1900s (performed by Zaw Win Maung on a saùng gauk made in Myanmar, late 20th century)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Length 81.0 cm, width 16.0 cm, height 66.0 cm (Length 31 7/8 in., width 6 5/16 in., height 26 in.)

    Medium

    Padauk wood, sha wood, glass, deerskin, cotton cord

    Classification

    Musical instruments , Chordophones

    Accession Number

    1992.5

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