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Stringed instrument (so sam sai) and bow
Place of Origin: Thailand
Date: approx. 1950-1960
Materials: Coconut shell and lacquered wood with ivory and mother-of-pearl inlay, rawhide, horsehair, copper alloy, and textile
Dimensions: L. 41 1/2 in x W. 10 in x D. 4 in, L. 105.5 cm x W. 25.4 cm x D. 10.2 cm
Credit Line: Gift from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Southeast Asian Art Collection
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Musical Instruments
Object Number: 2006.27.101.a-.b
On Display: No

Description

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These instruments are of types used in Thai classical orchestras. Such orchestras also include other stringed instruments together with wind instruments and tuned and unturned percussion instruments such as xylophones and drums. These orchestras play for a variety of occasions, including classical dance-dramas and puppet dramas.

These two instruments, though probably only about fifty years old, were made in the traditional way and decorated with traditional mother-of-pearl inlaid designs similar to those of older pieces such as 2006.27.105.A-.B, 1999.6, and 1999.7.


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Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Label:

These instruments are of types used in Thai classical orchestras. Such orchestras also include other stringed instruments together with wind instruments and tuned and unturned percussion instruments such as xylophones and drums. These orchestras play for a variety of occasions, including classical dance-dramas and puppet dramas.

These two instruments, though probably only about fifty years old, were made in the traditional way and decorated with traditional mother-of-pearl inlaid designs similar to those of older pieces such as 2006.27.105.A-.B, 1999.6, and 1999.7.


Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010