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Lute (Jungga), Sumba, Eastern Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
Late 19th Century

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NMM 2591. Lute (jungga), Sumba, Eastern Lesser Sundas, Indonesia, late 19th century

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NMM 2591. Lute (jungga), Sumba, Eastern Lesser Sundas, Indonesia, late 19th century. Plucked zither with two strings and five raised frets. Prow-shaped carvings on neck and body may be the result of Portuguese influence in this region of Indonesia. The Sumbanese have a vibrant culture, marked by animist practices, music, dance and story-telling. The jungga is often played to accompany secular love or recreational songs. This lute belongs to a family of chordophones found throughout Indonesia that were most likely adopted from India during periods of strong Hindu influence. Length: 58 cm (22.8"). Board of Trustees, 1979.


Details of String Attachment

Finial
Pegbox
Frets
Tailpiece, view 1
Tailpiece, view 2
Strings attached to tailpiece

Finial Atop
Pegbox

Pegbox

Frets

Tailpiece
View 1

Tailpiece
View 2

Strings Attached to
Tailpiece

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