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Spike fiddle

This is a spike-bowl fiddle made with a gourd-shell resonator covered with skin that secured with brass tacks. It has a neck made of cane with two wooden friction pegs holding brass wire strings. The bridge is missing.

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  • Decorative elements:Plug of feathers inserted at the top of the neck.
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.311 Spike bowl lutes
  • Repository:Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 1045mm; Width: 175mm; Depth: 150mm