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Fiddle (rebab byur)

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One "Baladewa"-sized byur two stringed spike fiddle comprised of a hollowed out teak burl body, the front of which is covered with white bladder with a green velvet dodot (coat), and elaborately turned Indian ivory parts including: ma in shaft, pegbox, finial, tuning pegs, foot. The main shaft...

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1990, sold by RMT Badjradipura, Surakarta, Central Java, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1990)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

mid-19th century

Object Place

Surakarta, Indonesia


Overall: 110.5 x 43 x 11 cm (43 1/2 x 16 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Teak, ivory, buffalo bladder


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones