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Fiddle (rebab tiga tali) and bow

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Heart-shaped wood body with skin belly; the sides covered by dark blue corduroy cloth; long strands of bright pink and green yarn fastened at top of back. Body pierced by elaborately carved neck. Neck and short carved wood tuning pegs painted with shiny enamel (?) in light blue, pink, silver,...

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By 1976, property of a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; between 1976 and 1981, purchased by a friend for, and later sent, to Peggy Stuart Coolidge (1913-1981), New York; 1981, by inheritance to her husband, Joseph R. Coolidge (1916-1999), New York; 1981, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1981)

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Gift of Joseph R. Coolidge in memory of his wife, Peggy Stuart Coolidge


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Length 119.0 cm, width 22.5 cm, depth 4.8 cm (Length 46 7/8 in., width 8 7/8 in., depth 1 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, animal skin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones