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Esrāj

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
wood, gourd, polychrome
Dimensions:
W. 4 × L. 34 in. (10.2 × 86.4 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946
Accession Number:
46.34.8
Not on view
The wood body of the unfinished instrument has a pronounced waist to accommodate the use of a bow. An additional decorative gourd resonator at the upper end makes this hybrid instrument appear as a hybrid form of sitār.
Henry Harrison Getty ; Alice Getty
Pleasing Eye and Ear Alike. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1971, Vol. XXX, No. 2, pg. 66-67, ill.



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