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Single-stringed spiked musical instrument called a rebabah or rababah. Made of wood, metal and skin. The box formed of two pieces of furry skin at front and back stretched over a wooden frame and nailed down on the short ends. Several holes are pierced in sets of three through the soundbox in triangular formations. A long metal spike passes from the base through the box and into the long wooden stem with a single turned peg. The spike is not fixed but slides up through the box. Several strands of dark horse hair make up the single string. Played with a horsehair bow (missing).

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