L: 92.5 cm (36-7/16 in.); W: 23.3 cm (9-3/16 in.); D: 18.4 cm (7-1/4 in.)
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
This decorative miniature tāmbūra would not have been used in musical performance, but was undoubtedly cherished for its beauty. Painted in South Indian (Mysore) style, it shows Ganesha in the center, Rāma fanned by Hanuman on the left, and Sita on the right. The back features various incarnations of Shiva.
[ Proctor & Co., London ] ; 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. 67.
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 67.