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Credit line: The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr. (61)
Credit line: The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr. (61)
Sitar
Eastern India, Bengal or Bangladesh
1918.346CCCC0
Tanbūr
Syria or Turkey, Ottoman period (1299–1922)
1918.347CCCC0
Vielle à roue
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.378CCCC0
Pipa
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.344CCCC0
Guqin
China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
1918.371CCCC0
Kamānche (incomplete)
Northern Iran (Caucasian, maybe Azerbaijan, or Kashmir)
1918.353CCCC0
Oud
West Asia
1918.350CCCC0
Vielle à roue
Pajot of Jánzat (French)
1918.354CCCC0
No image available
Tibet
1918.389CCCC0
Lute or Tiorbino
Italy, probably made in the mid-17th century, but modified by later repair
1918.368CCCC0
Tsuzumi Drum
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) to Meiji period (1868-1912)
1918.349CCCC0
Moon Lute (Yueqin)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.382CCCC0
Lyre Guitar or Lirachitara
M. C. Mousset (French)
1918.341CCCC0
Harp
France, 16th century
1918.363CCCC0
Sarangi
India, 19th century
1918.339CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356CCCC0
Lyre Guitar
Italy, late 17th century
1918.379CCCC0
Lutina
Francesco Presbier (Italian)
1918.386CCCC0
Taus
East India
1918.361CCCC0
Lute
Italy, Venice, 16th century
1918.362CCCC0
Harp-Lute
England, London, 18th century
1918.376CCCC0
Guitar
England, London, late 18th century
1918.336CCCC0
Lamellophone "thumb piano"
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bushoong-style maker
1918.373CCCC0
Guitar
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.374CCCC0
Guitar
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.374.aCCCC0
Guitar (plectrum)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.374.bCCCC0
Bugaku Biwa
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.380CCCC0
Ta'khe
Cambodia
1918.365CCCC0
Sarangi
India
1918.375CCCC0
Mandoline
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.377CCCC0
Mandoline
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384CCCC0
Mandoline
Africa, 20th century
1918.385CCCC0
Sarangi
India
1918.387CCCC0
Harp
France, 18th century
1918.366CCCC0
Mandolin
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.340CCCC0
Fiddle
America, North American Indian
1918.381CCCC0
Sarangi
East India
1918.388CCCC0
Bow
India
1918.394CCCC0
Bow
America, North American Indian
1918.396CCCC0
Pandurina
Italy, 15th century
1918.337CCCC0
Kora
Africa, unknown maker
1918.352CCCC0
Sitar
East India
1918.355CCCC0
Guitar
Vuilleaume of Lyons (French)
1918.370©
Bow
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.392CCCC0
Psaltery
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.345CCCC0
Guitar
Fernando Theze (Italian)
1918.358CCCC0
Chittarone
Italy, late 17th century
1918.364CCCC0
Sono Koto
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.359CCCC0
Sono Koto
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.359.aCCCC0
No image available
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.359.bCCCC0
Chittara Battente
Italy, 15th century
1918.360CCCC0
Koto
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.383CCCC0
Bow
India
1918.393CCCC0
Heike Biwa
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
1918.342CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1918.357CCCC0
Chittarone (or Arch-Lute)
Italy, Rome, late 17th century
1918.372CCCC0
Mandore
probably France, 19th century
1918.338CCCC0
Gimbri
Africa, unknown maker
1918.343CCCC0
Sanxian (Three-Stringed Guitar)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.348CCCC0
Lute
Italy, Venice, 14th century
1918.367CCCC0
Liuxian Pipa (Six-String Pipa)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.369CCCC0
Erxian (Two-Stringed Chinese Fiddle)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.351CCCC0
Guitar
Italy
1918.390©
Bow
India
1918.397CCCC0
Title, DateArtist / CultureAccession numberMediumDimensionsCredit lineRights
Sitar
Eastern India, Bengal or Bangladesh
1918.346Gourd and wood with pigment, ivory, and bone; 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
Tanbūr
Syria or Turkey, Ottoman period (1299–1922)
1918.347Wood, bone, mother-of-pearl, and wireOverall: 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.CCCC0
Vielle à roue
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
Pipa
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.344Wood, ivory, bone, gutOverall: 95.4 x 27.4 x 8 cm (37 9/16 x 10 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Guqin
China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
1918.371Wood, horn, silk, mother-of-pearlOverall: 4.5 x 18.1 x 123.5 cm (1 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 48 5/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Kamānche (incomplete)
Northern Iran (Caucasian, maybe Azerbaijan, or Kashmir)
1918.353Wood, hide, and boneOverall: 58.5 x 26.8 cm (23 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Oud
West Asia
1918.350Wood, gut, and metalOverall: 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.CCCC0
Vielle à roue
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
No image available
Tibet
1918.389bone, leather, and copper alloyOverall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lute or Tiorbino
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
Tsuzumi Drum
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) to Meiji period (1868-1912)
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
No image available
Tibet
1918.391skull bone, cloth, hemp fiber, leather, and skinOverall: 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.CCCC0
Moon Lute (Yueqin)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.382Rosewood, wutong (paulownia) wood, and gut58.4 x 35.6 cm (23 x 14 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lyre Guitar or Lirachitara
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
Harp
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
Sarangi
India, 19th century
1918.339Overall: 61.6 cm (24 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mangbetu, 20th century
1918.356Wood, rawhide, and stringOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Lyre Guitar
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
Lutina
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
Taus
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.CCCC0
Lute
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
Harp-Lute
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
Guitar
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
Lamellophone "thumb piano"
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bushoong-style maker
1918.373Wood, iron, and upholstery studsOverall: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Guitar
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.374Overall: 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
Bugaku Biwa
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.380Overall: 85.8 cm (33 3/4 in.); Widest end: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Ta'khe
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.CCCC0
Sarangi
India
1918.375Overall: 68 x 20.7 cm (26 3/4 x 8 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Mandoline
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.377Overall: 57.5 x 17.2 cm (22 5/8 x 6 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Mandoline
Eastern Africa, Madagascar, 20th century
1918.384Wood, calabash, rawhide, and stringOverall: 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.CCCC0
Mandoline
Africa, 20th century
1918.385Wood, rawhide, upholstery studs, string, metal, and colorantOverall: 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.CCCC0
Sarangi
India
1918.387Overall: 59.1 x 13.1 cm (23 1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Harp
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
Mandolin
Giovanni Battista (Italian)
1918.340varnished woodOverall: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Fiddle
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.CCCC0
Sarangi
East India
1918.388Overall: 55.9 x 15.3 cm (22 x 6 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Bow
India
1918.394Overall: 53.4 cm (21 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Bow
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.CCCC0
Pandurina
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
Kora
Africa, unknown maker
1918.352Gourd, wood, rawhide, string, and ropeDiameter: 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.CCCC0
Sitar
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.CCCC0
Guitar
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.©
Bow
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.392woodOverall: 76.2 cm (30 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Psaltery
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
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.CCCC0
Guitar
Fernando Theze (Italian)
1918.358Diameter: 39.8 cm (15 11/16 in.); Overall: 95 cm (37 3/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Chittarone
Italy, late 17th century
1918.364Overall: 188.2 x 38.1 cm (74 1/8 x 15 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Sono Koto
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.359Overall: 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
Chittara Battente
Italy, 15th century
1918.360Overall: 88.9 x 25.4 cm (35 x 10 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Koto
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
1918.383Overall: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Bow
India
1918.393Overall: 59.1 cm (23 1/4 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Heike Biwa
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
1918.342Wood, bone, silkOverall: 92.8 x 30 cm (36 9/16 x 11 13/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Harp
Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, unknown maker
1918.357Wood, snakeskin, plant fiber, cane, string, and colorantOverall: 63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Chittarone (or Arch-Lute)
Italy, Rome, late 17th century
1918.372Overall: 160.7 x 29.6 cm (63 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Mandore
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
Gimbri
Africa, unknown maker
1918.343Wood, rawhide, and stringOverall: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Sanxian (Three-Stringed Guitar)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
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.CCCC0
Lute
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
Liuxian Pipa (Six-String Pipa)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
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.CCCC0
Erxian (Two-Stringed Chinese Fiddle)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
1918.351woodDiameter: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.); Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0
Guitar
Italy
1918.390silverOverall: 73.7 x 23.2 cm (29 x 9 1/8 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.©
Bow
India
1918.397Overall: 62.2 x 8 x 1.4 cm (24 1/2 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in.)The Charles G. King, Jr. Collection. Gift of Ralph King in memory of Charles G. King, Jr.CCCC0