lute

Round-backed Lute. The body, neck and semi-circular pegbox are carved from a single piece of wood. A separate fingerboard is attached by wooden pegs, and a skin table is secured by black fabric strips and brass studs. Fibre strings. Five black wood strings with square pointed ends. Ivory nut. The pegbox terminates in a glass mirror attached by a black fabric strip, and brass studs. Some crude decoration in red, yellow and green. Strings defective. Bridge missing. Resembles very much the Javanese gambas.

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