Showing results

Hide images


Wooden fiddle (gusle or gusla), the scroll carved in the form of a horse's head surmounted by a bird; a single string made of mutilple strands of horsehair held by a wooden peg, the sounding box covered with a skin membrane fastened with wooden pegs, the back pierced with a cross-shaped hole; the rest carved with geometric ornament.

  • Maker:
  • Collection:
    British Museum
  • Inventory number:
  • Place of production:
  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:
  • Repository:British Museum