<em>Lute</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, gourd, fiber, reed, 23 5/8 x 9 7/16 in. (60 x 24 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.907. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.907_threequarter_PS5.jpg)


Medium: Wood, gourd, fiber, reed

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 23 5/8 x 9 7/16 in. (60 x 24 cm)


Accession Number: 22.907

Image: CUR.22.907_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Chordophone in three pieces. The bottom piece (a.) is a gourd or calabash half which is placed against the belly as a resonator. It is joined to the wooden bow ( c.) on which the strings would be strung by a calabash section( b.) which is notched at the top to hold the wooden bow.Wooden lute gourd resonater. Condition: Gourd cracked, piece broken out.

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