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A wooden zither in the shape of a crocodile (known as a mi-gyuang) on a stand; with strings (now missing) stretching from head to tail and passing over six small rectangular frets. Three tuning pegs protrude either side of the tail and there are seven sound holes in the top central section of the resonator. Stand and guitar are painted red, green and gold, the crocodile with a stylised face baring teeth and on four lightly-carved feet. Traditionally played by the Mon people of Burma.

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    19 Apr 1897
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    Royal Collection Trust
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  • Repository:Royal Collection Trust
  • Measurements:21.0 x 52.0 x 10.0 cm (including base/stand)