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Tanbura
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The rich sound of the Tanbura resembles its beautifully balanced gracious colors, bone ornaments, and drawings on its body.

History of the Object
Tanbura, Tamburo, Tanpura in different regions, is an Indian instrument with a relation to lutes used in South and Middle Asia.

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Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Wood, Metal string, Gourd 
Measurements
Width 15 cm. Length 55 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Rajastan 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Musical Instrument 
Acquisition
Purchased in an antique shop in Rajasthan, India, in 1989 
Copyright
MMIW 
Acknowledgements
Mitchell Clark, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Sounds Of The Silk Road: Musical Instruments of Asia, MFA Publications, Boston, 2005. 
Owner
MMIW 
Museum
Museum of Musical Instruments of the World 
Credit line
MMIW 

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