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Fiddle (so duang) and bow

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By 1993, likely acquired with the assistance of François Duhau de Bérenx, Bangkok, by Doris Duke (1912-1993), Somerset County, New Jersey; 1993, by inheritance to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York; 2004, gift of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 23, 2004)

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Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection

early 20th century

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Length 71 cm, body diameter 6.5 cm, body depth 18.5 cm (Length 27 15/16 in., body diameter 2 9/16 in., body depth 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, wood, mother-of-pearl, snakeskin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones