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Sārindā

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Baluchistan, Afghanistan
Culture:
Afghan
Medium:
teak wood, hide
Dimensions:
19 15/16 × 7 1/16 × 5 11/16 in. (50.7 × 17.9 × 14.5 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-bowed-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
Accession Number:
46.34.49
Not on view
Sārindā with three melody strings.The sārindā, which is played with a bow, has an unique shape which is usually craved from a single block of wood. It is used to accompany song and flute. More elaborate versions with sympathetic strings.
Henry Harrison Getty ; Alice Getty
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