Tamburi, Gwalior, 1800-1900. India's rulers were important patrons of classical music.

Tamburi, Gwalior, India's rulers were important patrons of classical misic. This stringed instrument comes from Gwalior, a region with a rich musical heritage.

"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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Lute (sitar)  early 20th century  Object Place: Possibly Bikaner, Rajastan province, India

Lute (sitar) early century Object Place: Possibly Bikaner, Rajastan province, India

正倉院宝物  螺鈿紫檀阮咸」(背面)   奈良時代(8世紀)

Rosewood Chinese Lute with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay (back) 螺鈿紫檀阮咸 Japan, Nara period, Century Shōsōin Treasures Known in Japanese as a genkan, this is a four-stringed musical instrument with a long.

Kemenche or kemençe is a name used for various types of stringed bowed musical instruments having their origin in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Kemenche or kemençe is a name used for various types of stringed bowed musical instruments having their origin in the Eastern Mediterranean

Bandura Ukranian Classical

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Sitar.  Date:     late 19th Century. Geography:     India.

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 champer.

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