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Charango

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Bolivia or Peru
Culture:
probably Bolivian
Medium:
Armadillo shell, wood, metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 x 52.5cm (2 3/8 x 20 11/16in.) Other (Finger board): 5 x 14.9cm (1 15/16 x 5 7/8in.) Other (Body): 20cm (7 7/8in.) Other (upper bouts): 10cm (3 15/16in.) Other (middle bouts): 9cm (3 9/16in.) Other (lower bouts): 11.8cm (4 5/8in.) Other (Vibrating string length): 31.2cm (12 5/16in.) Other (soundhole): 3.2cm (1 1/4in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.704
Not on view
Marking: (in pencil on table) 765
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 240, ill.



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