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Cocuk baglamasi; lute

Çocuk baglamasi, child's long-necked lute. The resonator is pear-shaped and round-backed, made from ribs of alternating medium and light brown wood. The sound table is flat, of light brown wood, inlaid with mother-of pearl, and edged with mother-of-pearl lozenges which continue up the fingerboard. The bridge is flat. The fingerboard has fifteen gut frets which encircle the neck, and there are seven frets inlaid on the table. The pegbox is tipped with ivory, with three front entrant and three side entrant pegs. The hammer-headed pegs are ornately finished. The six strings, probably originally arranged as three double courses, are of steel wire and are attached to a stringholder at the base of the body. Purchased in the Paris Exhibition of 1867.

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  • Materials:resin, Tortoise shell, copper alloy, Gresin, vegetable fibre, metal thread, mother of pearl, bone, wood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.321 Necked bowl lutes
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 585 x 120 x 125 mm