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Erhu (Spike Fiddle), China, ca. 1950

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NMM 2430. Erhu, China, ca. 1950.

NMM 2430. Erhu, China, ca. 1950. Two-stringed fiddle. Cylindrical wooden resonator covered with python skin. Carved back. Most common member of the huqin family, whose name literally translates, "barbarian string instrument." The erhu plays an important role in instrumental and theatrical ensembles, as well as a central role in Chinese orchestras. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Erhu pegs


Side and Back Views of Body
Side View of Bow

Side view #1 Back view Side view #2 Bow


Front, Back, and Side of Resonator

Front of resonator Side view of resonator Back view of resonator

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