Sitar, Gourd, wood, ivory, metal, Indian

Sitar

Date:
late 19th Century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Gourd, wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions:
L. 32 × Diam. 5 in. (81.3 × 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1586
Not on view
This small sitar has a body made of bent strips of wood. The strips are bent to form a bowl resonator that resembles the shape of small sitars that use ostrich eggs for the resonating champer.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Gloire des princes, louange des dieux: Patrimoine musical de l'Hindoustan du XIVe au XXe siecle. Exhibition catalogue., Musee de la Musique, Cite da la musique, Paris, 2003 Reunion des musees natinaux, Paris, 2003 . Paris, 2003, pg. 202, fig. 123, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 65.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 65.