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Lute; 'ud

Quwayatara, lute with four double courses of strings. The body has a rounded back formed from scalloped ribs. The table is of light brown wood with three ornately carved roses in the upper part. The moustachioed tie-bridge is of wood with mother of pearl inlay. A scratch plate of parallelogram form of a light brown wood framed within a dark wood and mother of pearl border is inset into the centre of the table. The neck is short and of a dark brown wood edged with bone, with a fretless fingerboard. The pegbox which meets the top of the neck from the back, is curved and slopes backwards. The four double courses of strings are tunes from side-entrant pegs, four on each side, which are long and with circular ends tipped with bone.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.321 Necked bowl lutes
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 878 mm x 315 mm x 188 mm