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Lute (cümbüs)

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Before 1975, acquired in Ethiopia by Dr. and Mrs. Avrum Bluming, Newton, Massachusetts; 1975, gift of the Blumings to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Avrum Bluming

about 1930

Object Place

Istanbul, Turkey


Length 87 cm, width 30.6 cm, depth 16.8 cm (Length 34 1/4 in., width 12 1/16 in., depth 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Aluminum, wood, calfskin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones