India, Rajasthan, 19th century.

Monoxyl mulberry fiddle on which a green-tinted sheepskin is glued. (copper oxide?)

Eleven wooden pegs arranged along the fingerboard to tighten the sympathetic strings.

Four pegs for the melody strings.

Bow made of wood, fabric, and horsehair.

Length: 52.7cm Width: 12.4cm Body height: 9.5cm

Bibliography: “Glory of princes, praise of the gods” Exhibition catalog, Music Museum, Paris 2003.