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A small two-string, bowl lute with an oblong body section and rectangular neck. It is made from wood with a material (probably skin) pulled taut and nailed over the front of the body section, and it is brightly painted throughout. The tilted pegbox is carved from the neck piece, and contains remains of two pegs. One string is still attached to the instrument. Probable bridge missing. Overall painting: the neck is mainly red with yellow, green and black diagonal line design on it, with just green and black design on the reverse of it; the skin section on the body is black with a red swirl design on it; on the base section of the body it is mainly red with yellow line design and green floral design.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 530mm; Width: 140mm