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Tambura  Date: 19th century  Geography: Maharashtra, India  Medium: Gourd, wood, ivory, bone, paint, steel

Tambura Date: century Geography: Maharashtra, India Medium: Gourd, wood…

So Sam Sai  Date:     19th century Geography:     Thailand Medium:     Coconut, skin, ivory

Musical Instrument: So Sam Sai Date: century Geography: Thailand Medium: Coconut, skin, ivory

"Pandharpuri Tambura" (ca. 19th century). India. Gourd, Wood, Bone, Ivory. Chordophone, Lute-plucked, Unfretted. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bressler, 1994. Posted on metmuseum.org.

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The sho, the Japanese mouth organ descended from the Chinese sheng, is used in gagaku (court music). Air blown through the projecting mouthpiece circulates through the lacquer air chamber activating tiny rectangular metal reeds mounted in the sides of some of the tubes

Sho Period: Tokugawa Date: century Geography: Japan Medium: Bamboo wood, metal Dimensions: H. 7 cm in.) Classification: Aerophone-Free Reed Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Paon et musique indienne

Mayuri century, India The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “Popular at nineteenth century Indian courts, this bowed lute borrows features of other Indian stringed.

Sgra-Snyan  Date14th–16th century  Tibet  Wood, skin

Sgra-Snyan Date: century Geography: Tibet Culture: Tibetan Medium: Wood, skin Dimensions: L. 109 cm in.) Classification: Chordophone-Lute-plucked-unfretted Credit Line: Purchase, Clara Mertens Bequest, in memory of André Mertens, 1989 Accession Number:

Arched Harp -     Date:      19th century -   Geography:      Gabon -   Culture:      Fang people

Arched Harp - Date: century - Geography: Gabon - Culture: Fang people

Koto de china y japon

Koto Maker: Tōshichi, Asano 浅野藤七 Period: Meiji period Date: late century Geography: Kyoto, Japan Culture: Japanese Medium: Paulownia wood, metal strings

Sitar, late 19th century, India, 81.3cm. This small sitar has a body made of bent strips of wood. The strips are bent to form a bowl resonator that resembles the shape of small sitars that use ostrich eggs for the resonating chamber.

Sitar, late century India Wood, ivory, metal Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY USA