This is a two-string, Chinese spike-fiddle with a cylindrical wooden tube resonator and a snake skin soundtable, glued with a layer of black resin. The tuning pegs, strings and bridge are missing.
- Specific materials/techniques:
- Decorative elements:Ivory or bone overlay on top of the neck.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.313-7 Spike tube lutes played by bowing
- Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
- Measurements:Height: 460mm; Width: 105mm; Diameter: 53mm