Jew's harp (chang-qobuz)

1900–50


Object Place: Probably Northern Afghanistan

Dimensions

Length 19 cm ( 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.3

Medium or Technique

Wood, copper, nickel silver, iron, colored glass

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Handle of copper alloy around core of wood, decorated with nickel silver wire and inset with two teardrop-shaped pieces of red glass and small red and blue glass beads. Frame and prong of iron.

Provenance

Before 2003, acquired in Istanbul by a French dealer; by 2003, sold by this French dealer to Tony Bingham, London, England; 2004, sold by Bingham to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2004)

Credit Line

William Lindsey Fund, by exchange