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Sarangi

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Gujarat, India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Wood, metal, parchment, horsehair, mother-of -pearl, ivory, paint
Dimensions:
H. 62.8 cm (24-3/4 in.); W. with pegs: 21 cm (8-1/4 in.); D. with bridge: 12.5 cm (5 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.200 a, b
Not on view
A sarangi is a bowed stringed instrument with a skin-covered resonator. The typical sarangi is made by hand, usually from a single block of tun wood. The playing strings are usually made of goat gut, but on this example the top two strings are metal. This small sarangi is unusual in that it does not have sympathetic strings.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Presented to donor by Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore
Gloire des princes, louange des dieux: Patrimoine musical de l'Hindoustan du XIVe au XXe siecle. Exhibition catalogue., Musee de la Musique, Cite da la musique, Paris, 2003 Reunion des musees natinaux, Paris, 2003 . Paris, 2003, pg. 114, fig. 55, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 66.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 66.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 18.



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