Kinnari Vina

Date:
19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Wood, gourds
Dimensions:
17 1/2 × 54 in. (44.5 × 137.2 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.205
Not on view
Once part of the classical music tradition, today this zither with three gourd resonators survives only in rural, tribal settings.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; Presented to donor by Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 67, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 67, ill.