This is a Thai (So Duang) or Chinese (Erhu) two-string fiddle, featuring a hollow, waisted cylindrical tube resonator with a glued reptile skin (possibly snake or lizard) soundtable, and a dark-brown, hardwood short thin neck with a curved finial. The tuning pegs, strings and bridge are missing.
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.313 Spike tube lutes
- Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
- Measurements:Height: 645mm; Depth: 107mm; Diameter: 80mm