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Short-Necked Lute (Sarinda or Saroz), Bengal, India, Late 19th Century
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NMM 2605. Short-necked lute (sarinda, saroz), Bengal, India, late 19th century. This simple bowed instrument, with three gut strings and no sympathetic strings, is a more typical sarinda than NMM 3078. The stylized peacock on the neck is a motif characteristic of Bengal. Height: 63 cm. Board of Trustees, 1979.
Front, Back, and Bottom Views of Resonator
Front, Side, and Back Views of Neck
Front, Side, and Back Views of Pegbox
Neck Heel and Bridge
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. 9.
Thomas E. Cross, Instruments of Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand and Tibet, M.M. Thesis, University of South Dakota, May 1983, p. 20, plate VI.
André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 29.
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