spike fiddle

Two-stringed spike tube fiddle. A small bowed stringed instrument, well made, composed of a red-brown stick, tapered with one end square, carrying a cylindrical resonating body with a snake-skin membrane top and open at the bottom. Two turned pear-shaped pegs in square end. Hand-grips down. Lacks stringing (except for fragments) and bridge. Hole in membrane. Splitting in one peg. Otherwise condition good. Length overall - 43.2 cm. Diameter of body - 5.5 cm.

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