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Sitar

Date:
mid-19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions:
L. 137.2 cm (54 in.); Diam. 20.3 (8 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.180
Not on view
Six-stringed sitar with no sympathetic strings. The hexagonal, ivory inlaid wood body has a flat back and frets similar to the surbahar (bass sitar).
[ A. A. Vantine & Company ] ; Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 65.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 65.



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