321.321 Necked bowl lutes

Pipa. A pear-shaped plucked stringed instrument of black lacquered wood. The back rounded. In an incomplete state, the top having been broken off through the peg-box. Three large frets of brown wood, arched, with ivory ends, on neck. Nine relatively large triangular frets of brown wood on body. The tail-piece of brown wood, carved with ivory facing, stringing and eyeleting. Peg-box and head missing. Lacks strings. General and superficial damage on edges and table.

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