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Spike box lute, comprising damaged body of a "san xian". Snakeskin table torn, revealing internal construction of body. Spike (from neck) traverses body. Snakeskin cover over hole in rear of body.

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  • Materials:Wood; Leather; Snake Skin
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  • Repository:Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
  • Measurements:L: 140mm; W: 70mm; H: 190mm