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  • Sursanga, 19th century
    India
    Wood, pearl, ivory; L. 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm), W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
    Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946 (46.34.79)

    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.

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  • Sursanga, 19th century
    India
    Wood, pearl, ivory; L. 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm), W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
    Gift of Miss Alice Getty, 1946 (46.34.79)


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