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Bandura, Ukrainian, 19th century

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Object name
Maker
maker: Anonymous
Date
19th century
Place
Object number
RCM0286

Description

Bandura (kobza-bandura), Ukrainian hybrid lute/psaltery with 44 strings. Eight bass strings on a short neck and 36 strings laid fanwise across the front. Compass ?E1 to c3, diatonic, with ten additional strings to give chromatic notes from f# to d#2. Strings are steel, seventeen of them wound. Thick four-piece front with soundhole. A slanting combined bridge and tailpiece of plated steel bears on the front. Eight wound bass strings attached to frontal iron wrestpins at peghead, the others to pins set in a protruding pinblock around the treble side; pinblock fastened to rim of back underneath front. Bass strings share a curved nut; other strings have individual ?ivory nut pillars with the top end wedge-shaped, and notched for string.

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Dimensions

Length: 996mm. Width: 488mm. Depth: 84mm

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