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Sursanga

Date:
19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Wood, pearl, ivory
Dimensions:
Height: 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm) Width: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
Accession Number:
46.34.79
Not on view
Richly decorated musical instruments such as this sursanga were often given as gifts and used for display or wall decorations. This instrument is painted in the Mysore style and the belly depicts both Ganesha and Sarasvati.
Henry Harrison Getty ; Alice Getty
"Hindu Musical Instruments." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1955), Vol. XIV, No. 3, pg. 73, ill.

"Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin - June 1950." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1950), pg. 311, ill.



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