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Short-Necked Lute (Sarangi), Northern India, Early 20th Century

Front of sarangi, with bow

NMM 2403. Short-necked lute (sarangi), northern India, early 20th century. A bowed, vertically-held instrument carved out of a single block of wood with a parchment belly and a separate fingerboard. Three gut melody strings and three wire sympathetic strings. The pinched body helps facilitate bowing. This instrument was used by a beggar musician and shows many make-shift repairs. Length: 675 mm. Board of Trustees, 1978.

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Front, Side, and Back Views

Front of sarangi Treble side view of sarangi Back of sarangi


Front, Back, and Side Views of Pegbox

Front of pegbox Back of pegbox

Bass side of pegbox Treble side of pegbox


Front, Side, and Back Views of Neck

Front of neck Bass side of neck Treble side of neck Back of neck


Front, Sides, Back, and Bottom Views of Resonator

Front of resonator Bass side of resonator Treble side of resonator Back of resonator

Lower end Endpiece


Bow

Bow


Literature:  Thomas E. Cross, Instruments of Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand and Tibet, The Shrine to Music Museum Catalog of the Collections, Vol. II, André P. Larson, editor (Vermillion: The Shrine to Music Museum, 1982), p. 10.

Thomas E. Cross, Instruments of Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand and Tibet, M.M. Thesis, University of South Dakota, May 1983, p. 20, plate VII.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum:  A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 29.

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