Small one-string fiddle made from a single piece of carved wood, consisting of a pear-shaped body, covered with an animal skin soundtable, and a neck terminating in a horse-shaped head finial. The soundtable is pinned to the body and has several small pierced holes. The instrument has one rear friction peg, onto which is looped a string of horsehair that descends and goes through a hole of the triangular bridge, and is tied onto a small wooden spike
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- Decorative elements:Carved floral and geometric design on back of body, and along the neck sides.
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.321-7 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing
- Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
- Measurements:Height: 325mm; Width: 85mm; Depth: 60mm