दुनथ्रा - String Instrument

A musical string instrument

The instrument has four strings over a sound box covered with leather with 11 cut holes. The sound box, fingerboard, and peg box are cut from the same piece of wood with a bird on the top of the peg box. The owner had been ‘the Braman from the Sessapani village’ (Siiger manuscript). On the front of the peg box is an inscription in Bangla script: Srijut Khagendra Pracharak. The Inventory describes the instrument as, timber, a sound box covered with skin, a bird figure on the soundboard, a cord for carrying, a finger-board ornamented, inscribed.


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