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Arched harp (saùng-gauk)

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Music: Ah Chit Yay (Oh, My Sweetheart!), Traditional, early 1900s (performed by Zaw Win Maung on a saùng gauk made in Myanmar, late 20th century)


1992, sold by Tony Bingham, London, England, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

mid-19th century

Object Place

Southern Burma


Length 81.0 cm, width 16.0 cm, height 66.0 cm (Length 31 7/8 in., width 6 5/16 in., height 26 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Padauk wood, sha wood, glass, deerskin, cotton cord


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones