Height: 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm)
Width: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
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.
Artist: Christian Frederick Martin (Markneukirchen, Saxony 1796–1873 Nazareth, Pennsylvania)Date: ca. 1838Medium: Wood, maple, spruce, abalone, ebony, metal, brass, ivoryAccession: 1979.380a, bOn view in:Not on view