321.321-5 Necked bowl lutes sounded with the bare fingers

Tambura, four stringed lute. A sophisticated stringed instrument with a copiously decorated gourd back painted with golden flowers and wooden table and a long, half round neck with gold and black painted decoration of arabesques. In the top of the neck are four decorated pegs with large round heads. The four copper wire strings passing over two ivory nuts and a wide bone bridge to a tail-piece attached to the bottom of the gourd, the strings passing through four small black wood tuning beads. The joints of the gourd and table covered with an ivory frieze. Gourd split at back. Parts of frieze missing. Visually very good.

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