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Caucasian fiddle and bow, necked fiddle. Possibly a shichepshin of Adegeya or a khamlach of Karachay-Cherkessia. The boat-shaped body, neck and peg-box are carved from a single piece of wood. The wooden soundtable has a single circular soundhole. Two small rectangles of wood are inserted in the soundtable (possibly feet for a former fixed bridge), the one on the player’s right extends through the back of the instrument. Two gut strings run from rear pegs in the disc-shaped pegbox. The neck is incised with six grooves marking the notes. Outcurved wooden bow with horsehair string.

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fiddle; bow
2012.133
Musical Instruments

3 items (description level: top)

321.321-71 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing with a bow
Broad category
Chordophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name:  fiddles
object name:  bow
321.321-71 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing with a bow

Place
Russian Federation (Europe), Eastern Europe, Europe
Additional place information
made: probably Baksan Valley, Russian Federation (Europe) 
Date made
before 1914
Additional date information
date made:  before 1914 

Materials & techniques
wood; gut; horsehair
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
material: gut (overall)
material: horsehair (overall)

Provenance
previous owner:  Russian Cathedral Church of the Dormition and All Saints  sale circa 1975
donor:  Clapham, Stan  purchase circa 1975 - gift 2012-09-20
donor:  Clapham, R. Ingrid  purchase circa 1975 - gift 2012-09-20

Further reading
Vertkov, K. 1963. Atlas musikalnick instrumentov narodov SSSR. Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal'noe izdatel'stvo, 103, 513 (discusses similar)
Vertkov, K. 1963. Atlas musikalnick instrumentov narodov SSSR. Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal'noe izdatel'stvo, 105, 517 (discusses similar)

Related objects
contains fiddle (2012.133.1) contains bow (2012.133.2)
Related subjects
object name: bows
object name: fiddles
material: gut
material: horsehair
material: wood

Record created 2012-10-05 by AGOODMAN
Record last updated 2016-10-05 by XGVIEWS

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