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Type: Musical Instrument (74)
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495CCCC0
India, British Period
1918.346CCCC0
Italy, probably made in the mid-17th century, but modified by later repair
1918.368CCCC0
Japan, Edo (1615-1868) - Meiji (1868-1912) periods
1918.349CCCC0
Thomas Wilfred (American, 1889-1968)
2000.129©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356©
Iran
1918.353©
Africa, 20th century
1918.343©
Syria
1918.347©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346©
Arabia
1918.350©
Africa, 20th century
1918.352©
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347©
Africa, 20th century
1918.385©
America, North American Indian
1918.381©
America, North American Indian
1918.396©
Cambodia
1918.365©
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384©
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343©
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.322©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bushoong, 20th century
1918.373©
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1918.357©
M. C. Mousset (French)
1918.341CCCC0
Francesco Presbier (Italian)
1918.386CCCC0
France, 16th century
1918.363CCCC0
England, London, late 18th century
1918.336CCCC0
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.378CCCC0
probably France, 19th century
1918.338CCCC0
Italy, Venice, 14th century
1918.367CCCC0
Tibet
1918.391©
China
1918.344©
China
1918.345©
Japan, 19th century
1918.359.aCCCC0
England, London, 18th century
1918.376CCCC0
Japan, 19th century
1918.359.bCCCC0
Italy, late 17th century
1918.379CCCC0
France, 18th century
1918.366CCCC0
Italy, 15th century
1918.337CCCC0
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.354CCCC0
Vuilleaume of Lyons (French)
1918.370©
Italy, Venice, 16th century
1918.362CCCC0
China
1918.392©
East India
1918.355©
East India
1918.361©
Japan, 19th century
1918.374.aCCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe peoples
1915.495Wood and ironOverall: 19.1 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm (7 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension FundCCCC0
India, British Period
1918.346Painted and gilded wood with ivory veneers and inlay; copper alloy frets; iron alloy strings (with one modern copper replacement)Overall: 95.2 x 15.3 cm (37 1/2 x 6 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Italy, probably made in the mid-17th century, but modified by later repair
1918.368WoodOverall: 100.7 x 27.7 cm (39 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Japan, Edo (1615-1868) - Meiji (1868-1912) periods
1918.349Wood with lacquer and sprinkled gold powder (maki-e), hide, iron, and cordDiameter: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.); Overall: 25.4 cm (10 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Thomas Wilfred (American, 1889-1968)
2000.129Mixed mediaOverall: 85 x 55.8 x 39.6 cm (33 7/16 x 21 15/16 x 15 9/16 in.)Gift of the Artist©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, early 20th century
1929.344Wood, hide, fiber, metal, beadHandle: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.); Drum: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356WoodOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Iran
1918.353Overall: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Africa, 20th century
1918.343WoodOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Syria
1918.347Overall: 58.4 x 10.5 cm (23 x 4 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zande, 20th century
1929.346Wood and snakeskinDiameter: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.); Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Arabia
1918.350Overall: 81.3 x 33.7 cm (32 x 13 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Africa, 20th century
1918.352WoodDiameter: 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.); Overall: 111.8 cm (44 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Eastern Africa, Rwanda-Burundi, 20th century
1929.347Wood and snakeskinDiameter: 10.2 cm (4 in.); Overall: 44.2 cm (17 3/8 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
Africa, 20th century
1918.385WoodOverall: 19.8 x 7.7 cm (7 13/16 x 3 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
America, North American Indian
1918.381WoodDiameter: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); Overall: 50.8 cm (20 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
America, North American Indian
1918.396Overall: 54.1 cm (21 5/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Cambodia
1918.365Tropical hardwood with ferrous metal and silk stringsOverall: 17.7 x 108.6 x 28.2 cm (6 15/16 x 42 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384WoodOverall: 24.2 x 12.8 cm (9 1/2 x 5 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Eastern Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.343Wood and leatherDiameter: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Overall: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)Gift of the African Art Sponsors of Karamu House©
East Africa, Uganda, 20th century
1929.322Wood and leatherOverall: 66.7 cm (26 1/4 in.)Gift of the Gilpin Players of Karamu House©
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bushoong, 20th century
1918.373WoodOverall: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century
1918.357Wood and snakeskinOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
M. C. Mousset (French)
1918.341Varnished woodOverall: 32.7 x 78.1 cm (12 7/8 x 30 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Francesco Presbier (Italian)
1918.386Overall: 54 x 19.1 cm (21 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
France, 16th century
1918.363Overall: 125.8 x 61.6 cm (49 1/2 x 24 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
England, London, late 18th century
1918.336Varnished woodOverall: 29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.378Overall: 74 x 33 cm (29 1/8 x 13 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
China
1918.348WoodDiameter: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.); Overall: 82.6 cm (32 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
China
1918.369WoodOverall: 100.4 x 31.5 cm (39 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
probably France, 19th century
1918.338Overall: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Italy, Venice, 14th century
1918.367Overall: 93 x 31.8 cm (36 5/8 x 12 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Tibet
1918.391BoneOverall: 20.4 x 17.8 x 13.1 cm (8 1/16 x 7 x 5 3/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
China
1918.344WoodOverall: 96.6 x 27.4 x 11.2 cm (38 1/16 x 10 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
China
1918.345WoodOverall: 59.8 x 15 cm (23 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Japan, 19th century
1918.359.aOverall: 117.8 cm (46 3/8 in.); Widest end: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
England, London, 18th century
1918.376Varnished woodOverall: 90.5 x 37.5 cm (35 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Japan, 19th century
1918.359.bOverall: 117.8 cm (46 3/8 in.); Widest end: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Italy, late 17th century
1918.379Overall: 76.9 x 33.4 cm (30 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
France, 18th century
1918.366Overall: 164.5 x 80.7 cm (64 3/4 x 31 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Italy, 15th century
1918.337Varnished woodOverall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.354Overall: 73.7 x 33 cm (29 x 13 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Vuilleaume of Lyons (French)
1918.370Overall: 92.5 x 34 cm (36 7/16 x 13 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Italy, Venice, 16th century
1918.362Overall: 91.5 x 34 cm (36 x 13 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
China
1918.392WoodOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
East India
1918.355Diameter: 33.7 cm (13 1/4 in.); Overall: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
East India
1918.361Overall: 108 x 17.2 cm (42 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Japan, 19th century
1918.374.aOverall: 96.8 cm (38 1/8 in.); Widest end: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0