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Spike fiddle; jinghu; bow

Jinghu, spike fiddle, and bow. The bamboo body has a fake snakeskin table and is open at the back. Bamboo neck. Two wire strings running from fluted pegs to the string-holder at the base of the instrument.

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  • Materials:nylon, hair, vegetable fibre, wood, metal, metal thread, textile, skin, bamboo
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.313-71 spike tube lutes sounded by bowing with a bow
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 491 mm x 54 mm x 411 mm