Musical instrument (lute or mandolin group), made of wood, the soundbox of polygonal triangular shape, with inlay in bone (?) and darker wood round the edges and round the triangular sound hole. The fingerboard is cut away towards the sound hole, the peg head is solid, and cirved on one side which has a metakl plate with attachments for five strings, and tuning ioegs fited at the side. Attachment for a single string on the other side of the metal plate, with the tuning peg at the back of the peg head. The metal plate has stamped decoration of foliate scrolls and ends in a loop at the top opposite the string attachments. Mother-of-pearl rings and lozenges inlaid in fingerboard.
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