Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Gunibri

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Egypt?
Culture:
possibly Egyptian
Medium:
Various materials
Dimensions:
L: 75.4 cm (29-11/16 in.); W: 14.8 cm (5-13/16 in.); D: 10 cm (9-15/16 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-unfretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.419
Not on view
With plucked strings and bodies of gourd, tortoise shell and delicately carved wood. This folk instrument resembles ancient Egyptian lutes.
Inscription: incised Arabic inscription
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
"Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978), Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pg. 12, ill.



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