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A musical instrument(?), probably a patala (xylophone) now missing its keys. Comprising a thin, bow-shaped container on a rectangular foot, lacquered black and gold with three flame-like motifs carved at either end. Bamboo keys would originally have been suspended on cords between the frame and struck by beaters (now missing).

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    19 Apr 1897
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    Royal Collection Trust
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  • Repository:Royal Collection Trust
  • Measurements:36.0 x 54.0 x 9.0 cm (whole object)