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Chakhe

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Thailand
Culture:
Thai
Medium:
Wood, metal, wire, gut, ivory, horn
Dimensions:
L.: 130.5 cm (51-3/8 in.); W.: 24.5 cm (9-11/16 in.); D.: 28 cm (11-1/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-long zither
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.293
Not on view
Chakhe refers to "crocodile" as do other plucked zither of Southeast Asia like the crocodile-shaped Burmese mi gyaun.
Marking: (in white chalk on lower surface) "2".
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Rev. Evander Bradley McGilvary
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 46, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 46, ill.



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