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Lute (rabab)

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Before 1981, acquired from a friend (who exchanged a pack of cigarettes for it in the Sind Province of southern Pakistan) by 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

mid-20th century

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Length 74.8 cm, width 14.4 cm, depth 17.5 cm (Length 29 7/16 in., width 5 11/16 in., depth 6 7/8 in.)

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Mulberry wood, goatskin


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones