Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pandharpuri Tambura

Date:
19th century
Geography:
India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Gourd, wood, bone, ivory
Dimensions:
L: 92.5 cm (36-1/2 in.); W: 23.3 cm (9-3/16 in.); D: 18.4 cm (7-1/4 in.)
Classification:
Chordophone-Lute-plucked-unfretted
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bressler, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.498
Not on view
This beautiful nineteenth-century tambura is one of the best examples to be preserved from that period in a museum. It has a gourd body attached to a wood neck and belly. It is decorated with bone and ivory inlay and paintings of mythological figures in the South Indian Mysore style.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bressler
Written by, Written by Ms. Jackie Menzies, Written by Pratapaditya Pal. Dancing To The Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Sydney, Australia, 1997, pg. 178-179, fig. 110 a), ill.

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